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Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches by Steven Ovadia

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Chapter 15. Windows programs in Linux

The challenge of using any operating system is when you need a specific program that’s only available on a different operating system. For instance, the U.S. government has a nice savings bond calculator, Savings Bond Wizard, that tells you how much interest bonds are earning and when they come due. Linux has its own version, called GBonds, but the files aren’t compatible between the two programs, and I originally created the file in Savings Bond Wizard. So I need Windows to use my file.

There are times when there’s no Linux alternative for a program and your only option is the Windows version. This has been common with games, although that’s changing as more games are available on the Steam platform. Luckily, ...

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