Re: .exe works across ms & linux?
From: Lew Pitcher (Lew.Pitcher_at_td.com)
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 12:04:57 -0500
> if a program written in a high level language (turbo c/turbo pascal, etc)
> works on a microsoft operating system (win2000/xp, etc), will the same
> .exe or .obj also work on a standard linux operating system?
No and yes.
No, a Windows .EXE or .OBJ file is not directly compatable with Linux, and
cannot be directly executed on a Linux system,
Yes, with tools like 'wine' (http://www.winehq.org/), Microsoft .EXE
executables can be run in an emulated Windows environment on a suitable
> or does
> the program have to be written/compiled specifically for linux?
That's the preferred approach. It guarantees that the program is compatable
with Linux, and negates the requirement for additional, non-standard support
> thx in
-- Lew Pitcher, IT Consultant, Application Architecture Enterprise Technology Solutions, TD Bank Financial Group (Opinions expressed here are my own, not my employer's)