How to run windows software on Linux ?

There are many applications on Linux that allow users to execute windows applications. The most used ones are :

  • Wine
  • PlayOnLinux
  • Winepak
  • Crossover

Virtual machines installed on Linux can also run Windows applications but this comes at a cost: performance. For instance if the user is running a game on a VM, the graphics might not meed the game’s requirements. If the computer does not have an enough RAM and CPU, one VM might slow dow the system.

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