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.
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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