Can I run applications for MS Windows on Linux?

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The short answer to this is: no, not automatically and not directly. That is to say, Microsoft Windows and Linux applications cannot run the same applications because they are not designed in the same way. However, there are some ways to run programs for Microsoft Windows on Linux using emulators and other means. If you need/want to run an application designed for Microsoft Windows on Linux, you might want to check out the following applications: o WINE (free) o Crossover products (commercial) o Win4Lin (commercial) o VMWare (commercial)