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Bharatkmistry
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exe execute in linux

Post by Bharatkmistry » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:33 pm

if we implement all windows PE and .dll library or we use reactos .exe module into linux kernel then can we execute direct .exe files into linux???

gamax92
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Re: exe execute in linux

Post by gamax92 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:52 pm

If the only thing that made Windows different from Linux was .exe, then sure. Except that this is not the case.

Windows library set, kernel, and apis are different than what say Linux or OS X provides, and you'd also have to provide compatible libraries. This is part of what Wine does, and currently Wine + A well developed OS (I.E Linux) has better compatibility than ReactOS.

ReactOS also gives back to the Wine Project, so who knows, you may be running parts of ReactOS on Linux ;)

TL;DR; Wine does what you are asking for.

rembrandt
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Re: exe execute in linux

Post by rembrandt » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:53 am

Bharatkmistry wrote:if we implement all windows PE and .dll library or we use reactos .exe module into linux kernel then can we execute direct .exe files into linux???
Yes, it's called Wine https://www.winehq.org/ but by itself it has nothing to do with ReactOS.
ReactOS however uses some Wine components that are open source implementations of Windows libraries because there is no point in re-inventing the wheel.

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