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What's the friendliest virtualization solution?

Which is the best virtual platform should I install to run latest Windows program like MS-Office , Adobe Photoshop cs4, etc. I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on 64 bits core i5 processor? I need to run these programs on my Ubuntu system without having to install Windows. Downloaded programs such as wine and Play on Linux but it shows error every time I try to run these Windows program as mentioned above. Any alternate softwares you can suggest? Thanks

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marked as duplicate by izx, fossfreedom Jun 21 '12 at 13:04

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Its not the same. Its different with different set of issues. Any help on the issue? – Srijan Jun 21 '12 at 15:35
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You could install windows in Virtual Box to run those programs. Virtual Box can be installed from software centre, and is easy to use.

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I just plan to run .exe files not to install the full Windows software? What do I do? thanks – Srijan Jun 21 '12 at 13:51
Windows software works best on windows, but Crossover is the best choice if you don't want to install windows in a VM or otherwise, you can find Crossover in software centre. – Fernhill Linux Project Jun 21 '12 at 13:57
CrossOver causing lot of troubles... not able to install Play on Linux is now asking to mount from cd-rom which I don't have in my system. How to proceed next? I am trying to install ms-office 2010. – Srijan Jun 21 '12 at 15:30
Installed Virtual Box.. now everything works fine as desired. Thanks – Srijan Jun 25 '12 at 19:50
Thanks for letting us know, glad everything's working ok :o) – Fernhill Linux Project Jun 25 '12 at 19:53

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