I'm a Linux newbie but I'm determined to get my favorite applications on my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. I just installed Cinnamon.

I'm trying to install Visual Python and it requires Python 2.7. I followed the instructions on the VPython site but the Wine application isn't extracting anything from the Python .msi file. From the first line

    wine start /i python-2.7.5.amd64.msi /qn TARGETDIR=~/Python27 ALLUSERS=1

it says `fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented.`

I created that Python27 directory so I know it exists and it's empty. I know Ubuntu already has Python 2.7 so I just tried running the VPython.exe file but it says `"This program can only be installed on versions of Windows designed for the following processor architectures: x64."` My Toshiba satellite has a 64-bit processor.

Could anybody help?