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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. – Alex Leith May 5 '14 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
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    I know Mapperz never wrote the comment but I think avoiding anti (or pro) software rants should be avoided. – If you do not know- just GIS Jun 22 '14 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 '14 at 13:29
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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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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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