Are you a Linux user? Have you ever curiously run Windows program in Linux? For Windows user who have just moved to Linux, probably would be confuse in operating it. It’s not easy changing from one heart to another, is it? For you who still want to run some Windows application in Linux or haven’t found replacement application from Windows for Linux, SOT will give you tips about how to run Windows application in Linux.
Some moment ago, SOT has shared the similar way by using giveaway software which is CrossOver which probably couldn’t be downloaded anymore. Here is four ways to run Windows application in Linux.
One free software for Linux which is able to run Windows application in Linux is Wine. Basically, it is an implementation of Windows API in Linux. In fact, not all Windows application could be run using Wine, to find out what application which can be run using Wine, you can view it in Wine Application Database. Generally, Wine is used to run game in Linux because the common game couldn’t be run in Virtual Machine.
Here is how to Install Wine via terminal in Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install wine
Other alternative for Wine is PlayOnLinux, PlayOnLinux is more like Google Play or Software Center. Here you can select Windows application you want to install in Linux. Not like Wine which when installing it, you should check first the application in Wine Application Database. PlayOnLinux is easier to be used, you just have to search software you will install and click on install.
Here is how to install PlayOnLinux via terminal in Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install playonlinux
Other way to run Windows program in Linux is by using Remote Desktop. Probably you will be asking, what is Remote Desktop? It is a feature in Microsoft Windows which made possible for user to access Windows from distance. To access Remote Desktop from Linux, you can use rdesktop or tsclient software.
Here is how to install RDesktop or TSClient in Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install rdesktop
sudo apt-get install tsclient
If using the three software above is not working, then you can use VirtualBox, VMware Player or other Virtual Machine for Linux. By using one of the machine software, you can create a virtual computer contained OS Windows. So, you can run Linux and Windows at once. By this way, you can run Windows software in Linux. However, the weakness of using this way is, it would take too much CPU memory. So your computer will work so hard since it run 2 OS at once. Don’t be surprise if your computer suddenly run so slow.
Those are tips from SOT to run Windows program in Linux. If you have other tips you successfully did, don’t hesitate to share it with other SOT’s friends. You can leave it in comment column.