[TAG] how to open .exe file
ben at linuxgazette.net
Sat Mar 17 16:07:06 MSK 2007
On Sat, Mar 17, 2007 at 01:06:50PM +0100, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> On 16/03/07, Ben Okopnik <ben at linuxgazette.net> wrote:
> > On the other hand, if you wanted to execute it - well, there's 'dosemu'
> > for programs that output only to the DOS console, and 'wine', as Thomas
> > mentioned, for the simpler GUI apps.
> Wine should be able to run most things, not just simple programs. It
> might need some DLLs from a real installation of Windows
> (http://www.dll-files.com/ should help), and it might not run without
> errors, but it should be able to handle most programs.
My experience with Wine is relatively minimal; essentially, I've used it
to "install" Wind0ws programs that contain some file I need, copy the
file, delete the installation, and go on my merry way. Essentially, a
fancy GUI-fied version of 'tar xvf'. Over time, I've noted that it's
become less buggy and more prone to actually work - but it's always an
"exciting" (read "hit or miss") experience, especially with the more
complex programs. I'm almost certain that you're right, though - it's
most likely due to my not having all the necessary DLLS.
> > If, however, it is the standard
> > modern virus-loaded, spyware-installing, system-backdoor-creating
> > Wind0ws program... well, I'm afraid that we can't help you; you'd need
> > an actual, gin-u-wine (that is, *not* 'wine') Wind0ws OS to experience
> > its full functionality.
[LOL] Wonderful. I was just snarking; this guy actually _did_ it. Just
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