How to Run Windows Apps on Your Linux Eee PC  

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One of the reservations many have about purchasing a Xandros Eee PC, or any notebook running Linux for that matter, is the Linux operating system's inability to run their favorite Windows based programs. Lots of applications are released with a Linux version, but some like iTunes and Adobe Photoshop, aren't.

Enter Wine: a compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows programs on a Linux OS. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows; it however is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API.

Setting up Wine on your Eee PC is a sure-fire way to make sure you can run all your favorite applications in the Xandros Linux OS. Follow these steps to run Windows software on your Eee PC's Linux based desktop.

Steps:

Introduction

1. Open Synaptic Package Manager
2. Add the Wine Repository
3. Update Package Listing
4. Download and Install Wine
5. Configure Wine
6. Install a Windows Program
7. Run Your Windows Program

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