View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing Windows files with out emulators

April 28th, 2010, 03:32 AM
Is it possible to install a program originally meant for Windows without having to go through WINE to do so? Some of these programs have no Linux support but I wonder if there is still a way to install these programs on Linux, even if it is more difficult.

April 28th, 2010, 03:44 AM
I don't think it's possible, hence the very existence of Wine... but I'm no expert on the matter.

April 28th, 2010, 04:01 AM
Actually, I did some research, and it looks like a project is under way...


Obviously Ubuntu does not use this kernel, and I cannot in good faith recommend that you attempt to replace the kernel, but this does look promising for future use.

April 28th, 2010, 06:17 AM
reading that wiki page and their LUk homepage it sounds interesting.

Bt would this mean viruses and other problems?

June 27th, 2010, 07:58 PM
I have been testing the Longene (LUK) project with the new 10.04 support. Unfortunately I ran into considerable problems with my NVidia card and wireless card too, which I wasn't able to solve, I'm still waiting to hear from their support.

The idea is good, basically what it does is that currently, wine translates windows signals into linux ones...kinda, i wont get too technical. But this project allows it to work on a kernel level. This would mean better support for hardware generally accepted only for on Windows. Personally I don't think it would make a world of difference on a software level but I may be wrong.
As for the core of the question, Wine is the only way (and commercial wine equivelants like Cedega) to allow for some support for Windows programs. You have to see it like this. Linux speaks English, and Windows speaks Chinese, now what Windows says, Linux doesn't understand, and visa versa...Wine is like Google Translate, and a lot of the time it does a good enough job so that Linux understands what the hell Windows is saying, but sometimes it just doesn't work.

Like that? lol

Hope that helps