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Re: Windows program on Debian





On 09/06/2017 03:11 AM, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
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On Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 10:10:37AM +0800, 黃世緯 wrote:
My computer is 11 years old, with single-channel ram, 80GB IDE hard
drive etc.

The most important thing is the virtualisation, is it okay to
install Windows programme on linux?
The most important thing wrt virtualization is, as far as I understand,
whether the CPU supports it: if it doesn't you still can virtualize,
but it will be slow.

Assuming your hardware is X86-based, Wikipedia [1] has a pretty good
explanation of the things involved.

See for example this [2] on how to find out whether your hardware
supports virtualization.

Of course, having some RAM helps a lot.

Cheers

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86_virtualization
[2] https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-xen-vmware-kvm-intel-vt-amd-v-support/

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Do you have Wine on your machine? Many Windows programs run under wine.
Install wine to the machine. Now download the windows .exe file to your
download directory, then open the download directory in a terminal window,
type wine filename.exe and it should install, if it can, and usually it will make an icon on your desktop. If all goes well, you can just click on the icon and
go.

(If the app is 64-bit, it won't work on a 32-bit machine, of course.)

--doug