LInux softwares are not working on Windows 7

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I was using Linux operating system and recently I changed it with windows 7. I had a set of software for Linux and I did not know there would be any trouble. I tried to install them but they are not working on windows 7. The problem is slowing my work down. If this problem does not fix than I have manage a new set of software which will be trouble. Please, if there is a way to use Linux softwares on windows 7 kindly tell me what to do.

Mickey Nixon

Answered By 40 points N/A #115262

LInux softwares are not working on Windows 7


Hi there , 

I think you are having problem when you changed your OS from Linux to windows 7 . 

First you must know that windows and Linux are 2 absolute different operating system from top to bottom and now way you can use Linux softwares in windows , if there are some emulators also its no use , it wont be a 100% working conditions ,frequent crashes , features of unsupported types and other bugs behavior will be a result.

Linux kernel and windows kernel are different and has 2 completely different structures , data handling methods and different Live application handling and working techniques. 

Windows 7 is the best OS in the market , Linux i don't recommend using hard to use , hard to maintain and very difficult setup and re-installation methods. 


Answered By 590495 points N/A #303972

LInux softwares are not working on Windows 7


If you already shifted to Windows 7 but you need to run Linux apps, the most recommended way is to install Linux on Windows using a virtual machine. Try using VirtualBox to create a virtual machine in Windows 7. Once you have a virtual machine, install Linux on that virtual machine and then install your Linux apps.

But before installing or creating a virtual machine, make sure your computer is fast enough to run Windows 7 and Linux Ubuntu all at the same time. You need to have a fast processor and big memory. Another way is to install Wubi which will also install Linux on your Windows 7.

Though this will also install Linux on your computer, it will not be installed directly on your computer. Instead of installing directly to the partition, Linux is installed on a special file which functions like a virtual hard drive or VHD. This allows you to install Linux without any partitioning and you can easily uninstall Linux from the Control Panel.

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