I'm looking for an application to do the same sort of thing as Wine: Running Windows applications on Ubuntu.

Is there any alternative application instead of install/using Wine?

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    Generally the answer to this will probably be no, but if you tell us more about what you need--for example, what applications you need to run--then it might be possible for someone to suggest an alternative. – Eliah Kagan Aug 22 '14 at 22:04
  • Why not Wine itself? – William Aug 22 '14 at 22:43

no there is no alternative to Wine except installing Windows. So either install Windows in a partition or run it under a virtual environment.

The general answer will be no, as stated above. But there are Ubuntu compatible alternatives for many programs which means there might be a native program you can install instead.


there is CrossOver. it's a fork of wine, well tested and supported but not free https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-linux/.

otherwise you have VM solutions (virtualbox, vmware...) but not the same as wine

  • Which is bigger package? Is it WINE or CROSSOVER? – shravan Oct 1 '15 at 10:30

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