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installing some thing on linux


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natdaddy1230

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How do you install windows programs on linux.
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shard92

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that's a loaded question. what program do you want to install? you can install office type stuff by using crossover office. you can install some games by getting cedega. pretty much everything else is a crap shoot. You can try setting up wine and then using that to install but it can get difficult to make things work... go to the following sites for more info:
crossover office : http://www.codeweavers.com/
cedega : http://www.transgaming.com
wine : http://www.winehq.com/

good luck
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How bout other type of softwares? for example, video editing software, burnin software bla³
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Most distros come with burning programs already loaded. K3b on most KDE versions. Video has a good many applications to if you look.

Can't find what you need for Linux why not install VMWare or VirtualBox and run Windows in a virtual machine inside your linux. Very cool :whistling:

Edited by silverbeard, 23 February 2007 - 02:31 AM.

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If you cant find a compatible linux alternative i wold go the virtual machine route, because really it kind of defeats part of the purpose using windows software in linux but 9 times out of 10 there is a linux alternative.
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Looking for linux alternatives to windows programs check out "The table of alternatives".
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O... thx!
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