[Mono-list] How can use my software (Win32) on Linux plz?

Chris Howie cdhowie at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 03:39:03 EST 2009

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 7:21 PM, arnomedia <arnomedia at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> I made a litle software with VB 2008 Express on Windows XP. I would like to
> run it on another computer under Linux only. Please, how can do that
> exactly? I am not confortable at all with Linux. I had read something about
> VMware but I don't know if I need to install it. At present, I am under
> Ubuntu 8.10, but I can change of distrib if you know another distrib that
> could be better in my case. I have been doing a lot of research on the web,
> but this does not help me enough.

VMware is a software virtualization layer that allows you to run
entire operating systems on top of another operating system.  In other
words, you could use this to run Windows in a virtual machine on
Linux.  If you are doing this to run .NET applications then you do not
need Mono at all.

> Otherwise, is it possible to use Wine? I tried it with another software,
> that certainly does not need NET Framework, and it seem easiest to use.

Wine does not support .NET applications out of the box, but supposedly
it does if you install the Windows version of Mono using Wine.  Which
is pointless except to test that scenario, since Mono runs natively on

If Ubuntu supports it, you can try right-clicking the .exe file and
choosing "Run with Mono."  If mono is not installed then you need to
install mono-1.0-runtime and/or mono-2.0-runtime using the package
manager, then try it again.  If that does not work then you need to
open a terminal and type "mono path/to/your/app.exe".

Chris Howie

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