• How To Run Windows Applications On Linux [Beginners Guide]

    As you’re here, I’m going to assume that you’re a Linux user. And every once in a while, you find yourself asking: can I run windows applications on Linux?. Answer to that question is yes.

    Yes, you can run Windows applications in Linux. Here are some of the ways for running Windows programs with Linux:

    • Installing Windows on a separate HDD partition
    • Installing Windows as a virtual machine on Linux

    Both of them works just fine. But they are somewhat resource hungry.

    If you only need to use a small Windows application, installing Windows on a separate HDD partition or as a Virtual Machine is not efficient. Moreover, Virtual Machine can’t utilize the total power of your machine. So, what is the solution?

    No worries, there is another way to use Windows software on Linux. It’s called Wine. If you aren’t yet familiar with it or you are a beginner in the world of Linux, this article is for you. In this beginner’s guide, I’ll show you what is Wine and how to use it to run Windows software on Linux. I have used Ubuntu here but any other Linux distribution will have more or less same steps (except for the commands in Arch or Fedora based distros).

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