problem installing exe.file of windows,installing in ubuntu

Asked by balas

problem is i cant install exe file in ubuntu OS?is there a converter or file to be use to run the exe. file in ubuntu or what is the procedure on how to install that exe. file? i am a new user of ubuntu pls help me tnx

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Jim Hutchinson (jphutch) said :

No, you can't install an .exe in Ubuntu. Ubuntu isn't windows and windows programs won't run. Just like you can't run Linux programs in windows or windows programs in OSX.

That said, there is a tool called wine that will allow SOME windows programs to work in Ubuntu. However, unless there is real need, it's better to find out what the Ubuntu alternative to the program you want to use is and use that. Moving to a new OS also means learning how to use the tools available for that OS.

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balas (arnel-elento) said :

ok, so were can i find that WINE converter or tool,do have an idea or website?
i also search my application it will run in ubuntu but i need that that tool to use that program?
thank you very much i really appreciate.

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Best Qwerty Maniac (qwertymaniac) said :

Go to the Terminal (Apps. > Accessories > Terminal) and type:

sudo apt-get install wine

After it installs, from the Terminal or launcher (Alt+F2), issue the command:

wine <location-and-filename>.exe

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balas (arnel-elento) said :

Thanks Qwerty Maniac, that solved my question.

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i need to get a program that convert exe to ubuntus form

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Philip Wyett (philwyett) said :

Please do not hijack already asked and answered questions. If the information provided does not help you then start a new question.

Note: I have seen the two questions you posted 5 minutes prior to this. They will be answered in good time. answers is not an immediate service. For 24 hour support you can purchase an Ubuntu support contract from Canonical.