How to Open Exe Files in Ubuntu


Ubuntu has ext4 file-system. Executable files [.exe files] cannot be opened in Ubuntu with the default provided software. But it is possible by the following trick. 


01.This part is for Ubuntu 10.04 and above:
  • First go to Applications >> Ubuntu Software Center.
  • In the search bar on the top-right corner enter the search term 'wine'.
  • You will get a list.
  • Click on the first link and install it .
  • It will automatically create a 'virtual' C:\ drive in Ubuntu .
  • You can open some exe files and install some in the virtual C:\ drive  
02.This part is for other versions:
  • Go to System->Administration->Software Sources.
  • Then select the Other Software tab and click Add.
  • Then, type the following line into the box that appears
  • ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
 You can also type the following in terminal:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
  • If you're using Ubuntu 10.04 or more , do the first trick - it is easier.
  • Beta versions are not recommended.
  • All the applications may not work.
  • Try some windows games.


Don't install/run applications which have high requirements, even if your PC meets them.   


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