cant install MSN Messenger

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devarmagan

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i cant install the msn messenger its giving a error "could not display "/home/user_name/Desktop/Install_Messenger.exe" how to solve this problem
 
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I believe that MSN Messenger is a Windows application. You can't install and run Windows applications in Linux unless you use an emulator program of some sort. My recommendation would be for you to install (if it isn't already on your system) GAIM. GAIM is an Open Source messenger app that can login to and function with AIM, Yahoo, ICQ, and MSN.

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You can run Windows applications on Linux with emulators or server software. Of course this doesn't mean all application will work 100%, for example Windows DirectX game are a big problem.

Wine is a small, free and decent binary emulator that is 100% legal. If you want to see if it runs something "<application name> appdb wine" is a good search string for google. I doubt that most Microsoft products work though. VMWare is another option but in my opinion is a last resort as it requires you to install Windows inside your distro.

Theres usually ALWAYS linux alternatives. Like mentioned above aMSN is an awesome program, give it a shot :)
 
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