An .APPLICATION file is a ClickOnce Deployment Manifest file that runs over .NET Framework.

This article describes what an APPLICATION file is and how to open one or convert one to a different format.

The .application is meant to run on Windows Systems, so, there are some steps to follow if you need to run it on a Linux distributions as Linux Mint or Linux Ubuntu.

How to run .application file on Linux Ubuntu or Linux Mint#

First you need to install Wine. Wine is an Windows emulator that can runs several native Windows Applications on Linux systems.

Install WINE on Linux#

The installation of WINE on Linux Ubuntu or Linux Mint is very straightforward, you just need to run apt-get and install it from the official repositories of Debian, Ubuntu or Mint.

sudo apt-get install wine

Run .application with WINE#

After installing WINE on your Linux Ubuntu or Mint, just call the execution with the following command on terminal:

cd /move/to/folder/with/application/file
wine NameOfFile.application