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Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 4th Edition by Phil Bull, Rickford Grant

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Project 18C: Running Windows Programs

In Chapter 6 you learned a host of ways to add applications to your system, but you may not have considered one other method—installing Windows applications. Despite there being Linux equivalents for most of the Windows programs that you need, there may be one or two programs that you miss. Fortunately, it is possible to run some Windows applications from within Linux with the help of a program called Wine. The list of compatible software includes the likes of Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Adobe Photoshop, and a whole host of games, so if you're desperately missing a particular program, then it's definitely worth a look.

It is only fair to point out that Wine continues to be a work in progress. It works ...

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