Ubuntu can run traditional .exe applications with Wine. However, I do have some UWP (appx) apps from the Windows Store that I'd like to run. I'm currently using a dual-boot setup with Win10 and Ubuntu 16.04, and I mostly only use Windows to run UWP apps. I'd really like to use Ubuntu for everything, without having to reboot over and over again.

As of now, WINE doesn't support UWP apps. Is there any other virtual setup (like WINE) that can run UWP apps, besides just running it in VMware or Virtualbox?

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    I think you answered your own question. Linux is not a drop in replacement for windows and if you wish to run windows apps I suggest dual booting, virtualization, or better finding linux apps. Wine does not work for everything and is often complex to configure. – Panther Jan 3 '18 at 13:32
  • Virtualization should be the 1st choice to explore. It is almost always a better answer than wine. Those apps only run on a normal windows. – Rinzwind Jan 3 '18 at 17:54
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    One older question on Stackoverflow can answer this too. Link – androbin Mar 15 '18 at 19:28
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    Possible duplicate of How to run Windows Store Apps on Linux – user47206 Jan 30 at 19:09
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    @AdityaRadhakrishnan Regarding the direction of duplicate closure, see this meta.SE question and this one on our meta. In this case, your question is of high quality, but it's unanswered and the other question has an answer. The answer there is useful and likely correct, though it could benefit from some explanation. Hopefully another answer will be posted that either gives a way to do it without virtualization or (far more likely) explains in detail why that is a difficult problem that so far has not been solved. – Eliah Kagan Sep 1 at 17:15

UWP is an extension of the Windows Runtime. Universal Windows apps that are created using the UWP no longer indicate having been written for a specific OS in their manifest build; instead, they target one or more device families, such as a PC, smartphone, tablet etc. Currently, it is impossible to run such apps on any Linux distro. The only solution for now is virtualbox or vmware.Use one of these and install a copy of Windows in that.Then you can use windows store apps on linux.

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    This answer is partially plagiarized: The first three sentences seem to be copied from this article on Wikipedia, under "Deployment" (No, one should not quote from Wikipedia either). Any other references to support the fact? – clearkimura Nov 17 at 4:57

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