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Will ArcGIS 10 work properly on Linux using wine or crossweaver?

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You may want to vote to bring ArcGIS Desktop to Linux –  Chethan S. Nov 27 '11 at 15:49
    
You can try. Do you know how to install an application in wine? Just give it a go, it'll either work or not. Old applications generally do work, newer ones don't. –  alexgleith May 5 at 3:29

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The Answer was on James Fee's Blog from your question there.

"For Linux: only ArcGIS Server, the ArcGIS Engine Runtime, and ArcReader, but not (likely ever) ArcGIS Desktop. As for Desktop: why in the world would you even want to install that collection of buggy 32-bit COM objects on a nice, clean 64-bit Linux box If you want a Linux desktop with GIS, then the excellent GRASS/QGIS/PostGIS combo will do a lot more than 99% of most GIS users in the workforce will ever need, provided they are not all hung up on storing their spatial data in a proprietary format…"

credit to GISpundit (and for the humour element)

http://www.spatiallyadjusted.com/2010/03/10/so-there-will-be-an-esrimicrosoft-sig-at-the-devsummit/ comments

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yup that was a response to a comment I made on that site. I only tried with 9.3 though –  dassouki Sep 1 '10 at 18:10
    
I know Mapperz never wrote the comment but I think avoiding anti (or pro) software rants should be avoided. –  user two seven two three nine Jun 22 at 3:11
    
considering 64 bit applications are powerful (geo-processing would be 4xfaster) - yet ESRI ArcGIS platforms still remains a 32bit applications 10 years on. –  Mapperz Jun 24 at 13:29

Not that I know of. It does however run just fine using VirtualBox to emulate the OS itself, I've had no problems using ArcGIS in this configuration.

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if you are running arcgis in a virtual box guest session, could you help me with this question? gis.stackexchange.com/q/48957/13692 –  vertoe Jan 25 '13 at 15:53

Currently I am running ArcGIS10 in the last VirtalBox version (not the OSE version) under Ubuntu and it works very fine for the moment.

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