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Date:      Sun, 13 Oct 2013 05:49:26 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        cikitaluzza <cikita100000@yahoo.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: what kind of freeBSD to download for my pc?
Message-ID:  <20131013054926.58307ba7.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20131013032645.56a097a8.freebsd@edvax.de>
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Typo warning!

On Sun, 13 Oct 2013 03:26:45 +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Oct 2013 16:50:32 -0700 (PDT), cikitaluzza wrote:
> > can i run exe files on freeBSD?
> 
> Depends. VMX EXE files may work via the SimH emulator. For
           ^^^
> DOS EXE and "Windows" EXE files, there are dosbox and wine.
> Those "compatibility packs" can be easily installed. They
> are not part of the OS.

Of course I meant _VMS_ executables.
                     ^

Also I don't know if there would be a way to run OS/2 EXE
files. This is probably only possible with a VM running the
appropriate OS/2 version. This approach might also apply
for running Novell NetWare EXE files. There are several
VM systems available for FreeBSD, for example VMWare and
VirtualBox.

I hope I have covered all typical possibilities of what
"exe file" could mean. :-)




-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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