Have you ever tried to run Windows softwares from linux ? If you are on a GNU/Linux box and you still can’t get away from your Windows tools being using from the past, here’s a quick tool you can use. This is called WINE the Windows Emulator to run Windows Applications on Linux.
You can run most of the Windows Native programs on Linux using Wine. (Applications, Utility programs, games, etc). Let’s try to run a simple .exe file using Wine to get an idea of how it works. First of all, if you don’t have Wine installed in your Linux box, install it using one of your favorite package managers. Mine it’s always good old “apt”.
# apt-get --yes install wine
After you install Wine, to check whether it works smoothly, try opening the Notepad which comes with Wine. If it runs smoothly, mean your Wine installation is successful.
I downloaded the Putty.exe application which used by MS Windows computers to connect to a Unix,GNU/Linux system via SSH or Telnet.
You can right click on the Putty.exe file and open it using Wine. It should open the Putty application as it appears in the Windows system. You can run many applications like that but some times, few applications will not run smoothly as it’s only an Emulator and not the Windows OS.
Apart from this you can always have a virtual machine running on Complete Windows System and use all the Windows software in it and run as you normally runs on Windows.
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