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#1 Maryrellis

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 06:14 AM

Hey guys,

 

I am a new user of Ubuntu. I want to install my Windows Applications on Ubuntu.

 

Can someone tell me how can i do  this?



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:10 AM

Hi and welcome to the forum.

 

Unfortunately you can't install Windows applications on Linux, just as you can't install Linux applications on Windows.

 

There is an application called Wine that you can install in Linux, which will allow you to run some Windows applications.

 

Personally I don't use Wine, and keep Windows for Windows applications, but if you list the applications you want to install, someone else here might know whether they will work in Wine or not.



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:32 AM

Hi Maryrellis! Welcome to the land of Linux! :)

 

As AI has pointed out, you can't run Windows applications on Linux. Though sometimes you can get an .exe (windows executable) to install on a program called Wine. Though honestly, if you are new to Linux it isn't necessarily recommended. It can be a bit of a pain to get things to work right for it.

 

Now, having said that. If you could list the applications you wish to use, we could either help you try and getting it running in wine if you so wish(if it works there), or list possible Linux variants of that program (there are some for different programs, e.g. Libre Office for Microsoft Office).

 

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 01:35 PM

. . .  a new user of Ubuntu. . . . Windows Applications on Ubuntu. . . 

 

Maryrellis,

 

First of all,  :welcome:  to the dark side!   :clapping:

 

I have managed to find Linux equivalents for almost all the Windows software that I need.

 

For example, Gimp, instead of Corel Draw.

 

The best option you have for running Windows software is to use a virtual machine.  

 

I use Virtual Box to run WinXP and Win7 in a Linux desktop window.  This allows me to access the few .exe programs I need to run. (Autocad is one of them.)

 

The only other option is to run a dual boot system, but that means you have to restart you computer, every time you want to swtich.

 

As DeimosChaos said, it will help if you let us know what you want to use, and maybe we can steer you towards a suitable Linux application.

 

Cheers!

 

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 04:54 PM

Yes it is possible to run windows apps under linux however not all are compatible with WINE.

Please list your apps and we can tell you if we can give you viable alternatives or if they are known to work in WINE 


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:57 PM

Thanks to all of you.



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:58 PM

No problem, again please list the programs you use and we will try to give you the linux version or equivalent of what you need 


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:59 PM

Hi Maryrellis! Welcome to the land of Linux! :)

 

As AI has pointed out, you can't run Windows applications on Linux. Though sometimes you can get an .exe (windows executable) to install on a program called Wine. Though honestly, if you are new to Linux it isn't necessarily recommended. It can be a bit of a pain to get things to work right for it.

 

Now, having said that. If you could list the applications you wish to use, we could either help you try and getting it running in wine if you so wish(if it works there), or list possible Linux variants of that program (there are some for different programs, e.g. Libre Office for Microsoft Office).

 

If I may ask, what made you take the leap to Linux?

 

My children's gifedt me a laptop with UBUNTU operating system.



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:01 PM

No problem, again please list the programs you use and we will try to give you the linux version or equivalent of what you need 

 

Can you give me the link for downloading wine?



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:02 PM

Interesting I guess it's a system 76 or a Dell or something like that or could be a custom-built machine as Ubuntu isn't necessarily a standard operating system

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:05 PM

No problem, again please list the programs you use and we will try to give you the linux version or equivalent of what you need

 
Can you give me the link for downloading wine?
in Linux it's not typical to install software from websites you see we use something called a repository and it is a virtual store of applications and typical wine is included in those repositories but we need to know what version of Ubuntu you are using but you can get that information quite easily. Don't jump to install wine right away as it's not perfect so just give us the applications you want first and then we can tell you where to go to from there

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:05 PM

Well, i don't know anything about UBUNTU. So I guess you are right!!!



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:08 PM

Well, i don't know anything about UBUNTU. So I guess you are right!!!

just don't be intimidated as Ubuntu it's quite easy to use once you get the hang of it again just tell us what you want and we can tell you where to go

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:08 PM

 

 

No problem, again please list the programs you use and we will try to give you the linux version or equivalent of what you need

 
Can you give me the link for downloading wine?
in Linux it's not typical to install software from websites you see we use something called a repository and it is a virtual store of applications and typical wine is included in those repositories but we need to know what version of Ubuntu you are using but you can get that information quite easilyHow could I check my version of UBUNTU?

How can I check my version of UBUNTU?



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:10 PM

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CheckingYourUbuntuVersion

Ubuntu actually has quite a lot of documentation associated with it and it's quite useful for newcomers

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