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Ubuntu uestions about iTunes and PC games

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I just recovered a computer that was mired in ME problems by installing Ubuntu.

I now find out that Ubuntu cannot run iTunes? Is this true? I've seen some posts on sites claiming that they have used Wine to get iTunes to run on Ubuntu but it sounds like it's complicated and fragile, and in the end, not really workable.

The other Ubunti concern is not knowing how to play or install an off-the-shelf game that is PC windows compatible. How do you load a PC game into a linus systemlike Ubuntu?

Completely lost here.

I would like to use a system like Ubuntu but can't live without some PC windows games and I have a lot invested in iTunes.
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There are a few options for running Windows applications in Ubuntu. The easiest way is probably through Wine. However, Wine doesn't work with all programs. I haven't really had much experience with Wine personally, but I've heard it's a fairly easy program to use.

A second option for running Windows applications is installing Windows as a virtual machine and running it any time you want to use Windows. It essentially gives you a functional install of Windows that is windowed within your Linux environment.
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I would check out VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org/). It allows you to run a virtual machine so that you can do things which require windoze and will not work under wine. Limit the use to just what you need to use there, no email, no web surfing.
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