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How can I install windows Software in Ubuntu?

Is it possible to run old xp programms like Home Site, Photoshop CRS and Flash 5.0 in UBUNTU Thank you EMILLEKE

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yes you can run old Windows programs with Wine

This is a cute link to read about wine

To install wine open a terminal & follow the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.5
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For installing windows software, you have two options.

The easiest for most is to use a virtual machine. You can do this using VirtualBox, available in the Ubuntu Software Center. Also, you can make it seem seamless by installing guest additions once you have XP up and running in it.

Otherwise you can use wine, and there are a few options with this. In my opinion the easiest way to get that going is by installing PlayOnLinux, also available from the Software Center. It will allow you to create multiple "prefixes" for trying different versions of wine and different tweaks to get it to work.

I cannot give a more detailed answer regarding those programs specifically because I have never installed them. Your best bet would be to check WineHQ to see if there is any information on them, and to google extensively to see if anyone else has tried.

Good luck.

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