How to use execution files on Linux
If you are using a Linux system you could come to a point where you have to use one specific application. For this problem are there a few windows emulators or not emulators. The most known should be wine.
What is wine
Wine is short for "wine is not a windows emulator". The name lets us know, wine does not emulate windows. What does it then? Good question, it translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly. At least is this on their website.
- began 1993 under the coordination of Bob Amstadt
- very early has Alexandre Julliard got the leadership about the wine development (up to today)
- is running on Linux, macOS, and BSD
- it's open-source
- estimating millions of people are using wine
- it's free forever
- covered by companies
How to get wine
You can download it here. It's available for Ubuntu, Debian, fedora macOS, android, Slackware, FreeBSD, and SUSE available. At the site are install tutorials.
How to use wine
I prefer to use wine in the right folder so I can use relative paths. For this, you open a terminal window in ubuntu with
T and use the
cd command to navigate to your folder. For example, if you downloaded the file
example.exe in your Downloads folder.
An example for Ubuntu should be nearly the same in other OS.
Then you use
to navigate to the folder and
to run the execution file.