Re: I have a question...
Danesh Daroui wrote:
I wouldn't mislead people with that. Wine is just a compatibility layer,
and not an amazing one at that. I mean, it works fine, but it has very
tight limits to what it can do.
Zero Hiroshi wrote:
I just want to know if the Debian OS is compatible with Windows XP. I use XP on my laptop, and I have an application that wont work right because my laptop doesnt have have the HAL device, which is a .deb file. I need to open it using Debian, without losing anything on my computer.
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You can run a Windows program on Debian or any other Linux system using
Windows emulator on Linux called "WINE". If you have installed Debian in
the terminal type:
apt-get install wine
and then, in order to run your Windows program type:
it will work fine and will successfully emulate Windows programs to run
If the file's a .deb you can install it natively by running /dpkg -i
/path/to/file.deb/, or you can open the .deb file with the program /gdeb/.
Debian doesn't run within WinXP though, the only thing you can do is run
it alongside WinXP. And if you install a .deb file in Debian it
/shouldn't/ effect your WinXP partition. Contact the manufacturer and
ask them if they have an exe of the installer, as opposed to a deb. Even
though I do think that install files should be made in multiple
extensions (exe, deb, rpm) I also think that a manufacturer shouldn't
lock out a whole world of users (WinXP) just because of their personal