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  • Linux Canuck
    Sep 17, 2008
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      You need to install a program called Wine to run exe files in Linux. Wine is not an emulator but adds a compatibility layer to Linux so that you can run some but not all Windows programs. Use the package manager in Mandriva to install Wine. Then when you click on an exe file it will load Wine and try to execute the file.


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      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Robert C Wittig <wittig.robert@...>
      To: LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 4:00:21 PM
      Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] help

      Grantrocket Nlm wrote:

      > ok like you said in a diffrent message mandriva one 2008 is a great
      os for older computers and newer ones and i run it on a vitural
      machine within xp. (go ahad and say xp stinks) ok so why can't i get a
      ..exe file to open in mandriva.
      > ------------ --------- --------- --

      If the *.exe file was compiled to run in a Microsoft Windows
      environment, then it will not be able to run in a Linux environment,
      or in a virtual Linux environment.

      -wittig http://www.robertwi ttig.com/
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