Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I need to run a Linux application under Windows. Is there an application like Wine (which runs Windows applications under Linux) that will do the job?

share|improve this question
    
What linux application do you want to run under Windows? –  Ove Jul 22 '12 at 7:48
    
If you're running a 32-bit version of Windows, andLinux might work. It really depends on what your specific application is; even WINE can only run some, not all, Windows applications on Linux. –  Bob Jul 22 '12 at 8:03
1  
It would help to say what application, some might have ports, or be easily portable. –  Journeyman Geek Jul 22 '12 at 8:40
    
@JourneymanGeek: I want to run application compiled from my own source code under linux. –  Jichao Jul 22 '12 at 10:48
    
CLI or GUI? If its GUI, does it use a toolkit thats portable? –  Journeyman Geek Jul 22 '12 at 12:52

1 Answer 1

up vote 7 down vote accepted

You can't run Linux applications directly under Windows as Wine does with Windows applications on Linux, but you do have a couple of options:

  1. You can use a virtualization solution such as VirtualBox or VMware Workstation to run a complete Linux operating system inside your Windows machine. This is probably your best option for running Linux binaries.

  2. You can use a Unix-like environment like cygwin to provide a basic Unix command set, compiler etc. If you have source code for your Linux program, you can use cygwin to compile it under Windows.

share|improve this answer
    
try Mobaxterm, no need to install, fully portable. ssh into your linux box and run the program. –  tao Jul 23 '12 at 16:32

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.