windows to linux mint transition problems

T

Talon

Guest
Hello All,

I have just begun my transition from windows to Linux,
using Linux Mint 11. To that end I purchased a box with
said OS completely installed, but with respect thereto,
I have immediately encountered a problem:

I have an Alltell (Verizon) modem which I have always
used with windows, but the installation program for
that modem is an EXE file.

Come to find out, Linux Mint apparently does not know
how to handle an EXE file ( and I certainly do not)
for the purpose of installing an application.

Since I have no internet connection, absent a modem,
I cannot go searching for suitable products from
my new box (I am currently using a friends laptop
to post this).

Thus, is there a way to execute an EXE installation
program from within Linux Mint directly? Through a
quick search on this borrowed puter I have discovered
that Wine works as an emulator on Suese (SP?), but
does it also work for Linux Mint?

Alternatively, is there a modem and installation
program that I can buy that will effectively work
in Linux Mint?

I appreciate any and all suggestions on this issue.
 


F

floweringdesign

Guest
Issues with Verison

First off that software only works on Windows. But you should be able to access the internet via wireless or with a cable from the Alltell to your computer. If Verizon requires specific login to access the modem and the internet, then please see this article:

http://bloggajim.com/blog1.php/using-the-alltel-3g-network-linux-mint

By the way if you want to run Windows program (EXE is an executable - a program that runs under Windows), you can install WINE.

http://www.winehq.org/

Good Luck.

Chris

Hello All,

I have just begun my transition from windows to Linux,
using Linux Mint 11. To that end I purchased a box with
said OS completely installed, but with respect thereto,
I have immediately encountered a problem:

I have an Alltell (Verizon) modem which I have always
used with windows, but the installation program for
that modem is an EXE file.

Come to find out, Linux Mint apparently does not know
how to handle an EXE file ( and I certainly do not)
for the purpose of installing an application.

Since I have no internet connection, absent a modem,
I cannot go searching for suitable products from
my new box (I am currently using a friends laptop
to post this).

Thus, is there a way to execute an EXE installation
program from within Linux Mint directly? Through a
quick search on this borrowed puter I have discovered
that Wine works as an emulator on Suese (SP?), but
does it also work for Linux Mint?

Alternatively, is there a modem and installation
program that I can buy that will effectively work
in Linux Mint?

I appreciate any and all suggestions on this issue.
 


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