is there way to run .exe files in ubuntu?

Asked by LUCKY J on 2012-04-08

 m new to ubuntu
whenevr i try to down load some .exe file, its easy. The downloaded file is saved in downloads, bud when i try to install that file, an error occurs while loading archieve of the form-
" End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on the last disk(s) of this archive."

can you please tell me, if there is any way to load these type of files ( .exe ).

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José Antonio Rey (jose) said : #1

You can not install .exe files in Ubuntu, unless you install them via wine. For more information about wine, visit

LUCKY J (1207garima) said : #2

wine ppa is now ready in my system, what's da next step?
sorry, m new to all these things..

What are you trying to install?

LUCKY J (1207garima) said : #4

popular screen saver.exe

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I doubt a screen saver for Windows is going to work on Ubuntu.
Remember, Ubuntu is Ubuntu, just like Windows is Windows and Mac OS X is Mac OS X. Programs for each system will generally only work on that system. Sure, some programs have versions for each platform, but you can't in principle run the version for one platform on the other platforms.
Now, Ubuntu (and Linux in general) is a bit special here, in that you can run some Windows programs through Wine, which is a bit like running it in compatibility mode in Windows. Some will work (generally utilities, and standalone programs and games), but system utilities (like screen savers and drivers) won't work through Wine.

Have you checked to see if there's a Linux version available of the screen saver you're trying to install?

LUCKY J (1207garima) said : #6


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