How To Install .msi in Linux

Let start with

What is .msi file

          An MSI file is a relational database and is used by the Microsoft Installation Service.It is similar to exe . This service installs applications onto your computer. MSI files offer far more flexibility for application installation and maintenance than older scripted executable programs could ever provide.
          It is more flexible with  windows system .

To Install .msi File in Ubuntu

       As you know wine software  is used to install window application ,same used in this case.


         sudo apt-get install wine
    step 2:
        msiexec /i file_name.msi

 Difference Between msi & exe file

           EXE files can be anything. Almost everything you run on your computer is started by an EXE file (exceptions are Windows itself, drivers). They contain executable code for a computer to run, and can do anything.

          MSI files are database files, used by Windows Installer. They contain information about an application which is divided into features and components, and every component may hold files, registry data, shortcuts etc. The MSI file also contains the UI that is to be used for installing, and various other data such as any prerequisites to look for, custom actions to execute, the order of the installation procedure, whether to support Administrative installations, etc. It can also contain the actual files to be installed themselves (this isn't always the case though, the files can also be in an external CAB file or just as plain uncompressed files in a location where MSI can find them).
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