Saturday, 6 September 2014

How to run .exe file in linux

.exe file in linux


we generally can't execute a windows executable(.exe formate file) on Linux.
but it is now possible to run .exe file in any of the the linux through a software called WINE.

wine is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.
                          Click here  for more information.

For running .exe file in linux perform two simple steps:-

1. open linux command prompt and enter the commands one by one
  a) sudo apt-get update 
   b) sudo apt-get install wine1.7.26

      (Here 1.7.26 is the version of the WINE you want to download.) 

2. After installing the wine just Right click on the file you want to open let suppose my.exe and open it with Wine.
and enjoy...!!!!

Also you can install wine through Ubuntu software center and install thru GUI based process.

Download wine from here.