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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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I would recommend you check this: askubuntu.com/questions/988/how-can-i-install-windows-software –  carnendil Feb 18 '13 at 20:57
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Ubuntu is not a drop in replacement for Windows. In addition, there is an extreemely large set of porgrams available in the repositories. See: help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware 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 linuxalt.com –  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: http://appdb.winehq.org/ for supported apps and games.

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Thanks! I totally forgot about wine. –  iKiel2012 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... –  iKiel2012 Feb 18 '13 at 21:01

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