Is it possible to run a Windows software on Ubuntu?

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Is it possible to run a Windows software on Ubuntu?

Postby Kendo » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:44 am

I hope to get a proper answer for my query here.

The O.S. I use on my home computer is Ubuntu. Due to a heavy project, I need to carry my work home and I will need to download a software which is designed for Windows on my home system. Is there a way I can run it on the Ubuntu O.S. The software I want to use is GemlInk ( http://www.gemsys.ca/software/ ) The description says it works on .net platform.

My friend told me that it is possible to convert the software to work on other O.S. I am not very familiar with software configurations. I would appreciate some help here. Is it possible in any way to make it run on Ubuntu?

Thank you in advance
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Re: Is it possible to run a Windows software on Ubuntu?

Postby ClayMontgomery » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:38 pm

There is a linux package called Wine which can run many Windows apps on Ubuntu on Intel processors, but it would not work on ARM processors without cross-compiling the app for ARM. If you can get the source code, you could recompile it for ARM on Linux using a tool called Mono.

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