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Offline Khalid_Hussain

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.exe not work in linux why?
« on: August 27, 2005, 07:26:27 PM »
hi team,
           i m khalid and i want to know that why .exe not work in linux what is the reason behind this and also tell me that have any way that i can run .exe in linux please tell me in detail. ok bye i wait for reply.

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.exe not work in linux why?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2005, 08:47:47 AM »
Mr . Khalid !!!!!

The .exe means executable and they are specifically meant for M$ windows.

Ok take an example..

Say you have two vehicle --> one uses diesel as fuel and other uses petrol as fuel. But both serves one purpose ie to take you from one place to another.
What I am saying that .exe program / installation files specially meant for windows so they will not work . Likewise Linux's program / executable files will not work in Windows.

In linux we have something similar to .exe are .rpm , .deb etc.
And if you want how to install programs on linux then see few old post in this forum. It has been already discussed.