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I play world of tanks (a Game) in windows. Will it work on ubuntu? Better, worse, same? I would like to try Ubuntu but not if w.o.t won't work.

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It's rated Gold in Wine's AppDB. –  Eric Carvalho May 15 '13 at 18:17
    
Making an OS choice based on a game is rather silly. Instead pick the best tool for the job. If you really want a huge WOT power house then consider they only support windows, and use it (and I hate saying that). If you have other reasons to use Linux then consider that they are likely more important the WOT. Linux is the best tool for a lot of jobs, but WOT is not among them. –  coteyr May 15 '13 at 20:32

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World of Tanks is available for Windows only as I see on the Website. But there are possibilities to run Windows software on Linux.

Wine

Wine is a program that allows you to install and use Windows programs. It's not perfect, but there is a database where you can see whether the program worked according to other people. This link was already posted in the comments of your question: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=11544

As you can see the newest versions of the game are rated in "GOLD", the game should run fine. Details can also be found in this database.

Since Wine is a bit complicated to new or inexperienced users, I recommend using Wine via
Crossover (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/)
or PlayOnLinux(Free, downloadable in Software Center).

These programs will use Wine to run windows software, but offer an easier interface. You can also try using Wine without this software. Just look for "Wine" in the Ubuntu Software Center.

Please keep in mind, that even with this database, and even if I would try it out for you, there is no guarantee that it will work on your specific hardware. It's not a native solution, but a workaround. It's GOLD rating looks promising, through.

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Yes it will work under Wine (compatibility layer for Windows' apps under Ubuntu). Just install Wine under Ubuntu and install your game with Wine. Look here for more info.

For more info about installing Wine see this Answer.

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