windows software under ubuntu

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Sep 24 17:59:56 UTC 2007

On 09/24/2007 02:40 AM, Jack Knight wrote:
> Knowsgrace at wrote:
>> I am considering installing ubuntu on my pc.   Can Windows software 
>> run under ubuntu?   Where do I find the documentation?
>> Regards,
>> Alan
> Before embarking on this course, I suggest you see if there are native 
> linux applications  which will do the jobs for you - take a look at this 
> website:
> If there are no suitable equivalents for the software you wish to run, I 
> recommend VirtualBox, which from version 1.5 also includes built-in 
> "seamless" windows so that you can run windows applications under a 
> virtual machine and have them look like native Linux apps.

Good suggestions. However before attempting VirtualBox or VMware, it's a
good idea to look at both to determine if your machine has enough
horsepower and/or memory to properly run them:
[What are the minimum PC requirements to install and use VMware Player?]

Otherwise you may end up spending a great deal of time installing,
trying to get working, and uninstalling afterwards (raises hand:-).

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