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I am somewhat annoyed by the fact that most programs/games/everything else seems to be Windows only (.exe). Is there something that allows Ubuntu to support/run .exe files? Thanks!

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Uri Herrera, Eric Carvalho, theDefector, Rinzwind Feb 19 '13 at 11:35

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I would recommend you check this: – carnendil Feb 18 '13 at 20:57
Ubuntu is not a drop in replacement for Windows. In addition, there is an extreemely large set of porgrams available in the repositories. See: If all you want to do is run .exe I suggest you stay with windows. If you want to run Ubuntu, look at Linux native alternates for your .exe , see – bodhi.zazen Feb 18 '13 at 21:00

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There is a very good project called WINE. You could try that by typing

sudo apt-get install wine

It will automatically associate .exe files to be opened by WINE.

See: for supported apps and games.

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Thanks! I totally forgot about wine. – kyle_hamblett Feb 18 '13 at 20:58
No problem. It will be good if you could check your question as solved. – wakeup Feb 18 '13 at 21:00
I'll do that as soon as the site lets me... – kyle_hamblett Feb 18 '13 at 21:01

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