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I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on my machine and I want to install some programs such as the windows program "proteus" and I can't install them on my machine.

I searched a lot and a lot for solution but have not found an acceptable answer. I don't have enough space to install windows beside of Linux. I also know that wine can run windows application but it doesn't work for me.

If any of you know alternative program for Proteus. I would appreciate that.

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if you only want to use windows software then use a windows OS. However, if you want to understand if there are alternatives (often better) then please reword your question. – fossfreedom Nov 9 '11 at 9:51
You can also use wineHQ for installing windows software or tryton-proteus binary package in Ubuntu Oneiric amd64 – twister_void Nov 9 '11 at 10:10
in fact if there are alternative programs for 1-proteus ...2-mikroC....3-visual studio ... it would be better . – Salahuddin Nov 9 '11 at 10:45
the way this site works is a question and answer format - so individual questions is better. I'll reword your question for you to clarify what I'm saying. – fossfreedom Nov 9 '11 at 10:47
Are you referring to the circuit board software? – RolandiXor Nov 9 '11 at 14:23

it runs ok on wine, no errors works great with my ATI adapter, and i've simulated PIC microcontroller on it all fine. ^^! just type in terminal

sudo apt-get install wine
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If you are talking about the medical software; then this is a link to a Linux version:

If you are talking a PCB design software the following are potential alternatives:

  • KiCad (available in the software center)

  • PCB Designer (available in software center)

  • gEDA (available in the software center)

  • Visolate (available in the software center)

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thanks for your reply ..but proteus isnot just a program to design circuits .. it's fully simulation...dealing with pic ..microcontroller ..and a lot of other staff .. so i don't think that those program are enough.. but i have installed windows 7 (despite it's not what i wanted to do )but i think that this is the best solution .. thank you again . – Salahuddin Nov 12 '11 at 13:58

ktech lab will be a better alternative

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If you want, you can install Proteus 7.0 which is functional on Ubuntu 12.04 (32bits) with Wine or PlayonLinux. However, newer versions (7.5 or 8.0) won't work since wine finishes with errors during execution.

For your reading pleasure, here is my answer in French:

Salut, si tu veux encore installer Proteus-Isis, je te recommande la version 7.0 qui est fonctionnel sur ubuntu 12.04 avec Wine ou PlayonLinux.Cependant,pour les nouvelles versions (7.5 ou 8.0) Wine fini par des erreurs lors de l'exécution. Contente toi avec ce qui fonctionne sans te casser trop la tête, espérons que les prochaines mise à jours apporteront plus de liberté !

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Wine is good but not enough for such complex software as Proteus. I installed CrossOver (based on Wine), and install Proteus on it successfully.

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