Quick HOWTO: Run Notepad++ In Wine

When switching to Linux, many people will have a couple of application that they use that linux doesn't have a ready alternative for. For me, I really like the open source text editor Notepad++. Unofourtunatley, it is only avaliable for Windows. This is a common problem.

Thankfully, there is a solution. WINE, standing for Wine is not an Emulator, is a linux program to 'simulate' the Windows API and allows you to run *some* windows apps on linux. Unfortunatly, some think it's fiddly and hard to use. Nothing could be further from the truth. How do you do it? It's easy.

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