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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?

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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
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
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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.

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

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