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Ok I installed Wine in Mint & several other derivatives. I double click on a Windows executable and I get a message about the dangers of running strange executables and a link to a wiki about the "executable bit." I checked at Wine HQ, and these programs run well under Linux.

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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, con-f-use, Eric Carvalho, Eliah Kagan, Seth Feb 16 '13 at 5:03

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Questions that are about Linux Mint and not about Ubuntu are off-topic. You should instead ask this somewhere Linux Mint is supported, like the Linux Mint Forums or Unix.SE. –  Eliah Kagan Feb 16 '13 at 2:53

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Right click the executable, click the permissions tab, check the "allow executing file as a program" box.

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