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How Can I run windows applications in FEDORA? if it possible.

asked 2013-02-24 23:52:27 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 10:36:45 -0500

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i have been told that fedora supports all windows based applications and games. is it true? if yes, should i have to install any application to make those windows applicattions usable? pls do let me know

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With a virtual machine, all is possible, you can try install virtualbox or use Boxes..

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2013-02-25 10:05:58 -0500 )edit

as @davivda point out virtualization is an option too but that is depend of your hardware because your are going to run an OS inside another OS and you can get some latency in your principal OS assign 600 mb is more than enough if you would like to test and play -> #9352

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2013-02-25 10:39:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-02-26 11:25:48 -0500

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updated 2013-02-26 11:29:28 -0500

No, it is not true that Fedora supports all Windows applications. However, Wine does allow quite a few Windows applications to run on Linux. I have had very good luck with the PlayOnLinux front-end for Wine (see hhlp's answer).

If you have or wish to buy a Windows license, virtualization is an option. VMware and Virtualbox work on Fedora. However, it isn't really a solution because it still requires you to use Windows. If you primarily need Windows applications, you may be better off just using it instead. Fedora could run in a virtual machine on Windows as well.

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For sure , this is not a polite placement for a question , but let me ask : How are you thinking about this , actually ? Since Fedora 21 has been released , hasn't change this feature request to nearly fulfilled a.k.a mission complete status ? ... means all MicrosoftWindows conform ( means : not malformed ) Applications can be run, due to existence of the renewed WiNE-repositories ? Or am i tripping in my head ; i thought it is in the originally asked state of existence , now . Am i right or wrong ? Maybe i switched some informations ? --- Please , be so kind to Answer if possible . ---- Thank

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answered 2013-02-25 05:25:09 -0500

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updated 2013-02-25 10:29:04 -0500

Yes you can do this, you have 2 alternatives :


PlayOnLinux is a graphical front-end for the Wine software compatibility layer which aims to simplify the installation of Windows-based applications and especially games on Linux.


Open a terminal and type :

sudo yum install *.rpm
sudo yum install playonlinux


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Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications.

sudo yum install wine

Important : in general wine is not capable of running all windows application, to see if your application is capable to run into wine just look at the wine database application, where you can get information on application compatibility with Wine.

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Fedora does not support windows programs. Linux does not support Linux programs. Wine and playon linux work for quite a few apps, but that doesn't mean that windows apps work on Linux in general.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-02-25 07:52:54 -0500 )edit

With a virtual machine, all is possible, you can try install virtualbox or use Boxes..

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2013-02-25 10:06:11 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-04-21 12:15:18 -0500

Hy why do you not try to used Oracle Virtualbox an install your prever windows as a Sandbox?

And used also a Virtuele HDD, you haveno problems with Malware.

Try it, it is very simpel.


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answered 2013-04-21 17:11:06 -0500

Best choice is Virtualbox from the repos and Windows XP/7 and Virtualbox tools installed. I'm using to have stability with Photoshop CS6 and Skype, using a Windows 7 32bit (home premium).

Using Virtualbox from repos, Fedora will take care of updates for you and be safe and stable.

Wine means lot of headaches if you are willing to waist time instead of being productive.

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answered 2015-01-31 04:16:23 -0500

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