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How do I install wine?

I am new to Ubuntu and have 11.10. Really need to install a program I use all the time on a Windows 7 desktop.

Is it possible to use a windows required program on Ubuntu and if so what so I have to do to make that possible?

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Depends on the program. In general, Linux (Ubuntu) is not a drop in replacement for windows. Your options are finding a linux alternate, Wine, Virtualization (KVM / Virtualbox), and dual booting. You can check your application here: appdb.winehq.org –  bodhi.zazen Mar 25 '12 at 18:29
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Could you tell us what program it is you want to use? Maybe there is a good alternative you can use –  Daniel Mar 25 '12 at 18:44

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  • If your program is written in Java, Python, Perl, Ruby, Smalltalk and many more, there should be no problem.
  • Many programs run in Wine (Wine Is No Emulator)
  • Or you setup a virtual machine like KVM, Virtualbox, VMware
  • Or you dualboot
  • Or you give us the name, and we try finding a good replacement
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