winapps VS Microsoft-Activation-Scripts

Compare winapps vs Microsoft-Activation-Scripts and see what are their differences.


Run Windows apps such as Microsoft Office/Adobe in Linux (Ubuntu/Fedora) and GNOME/KDE as if they were a part of the native OS, including Nautilus integration. (by Fmstrat)


A collection of scripts for activating Microsoft products using HWID / KMS38 / Online KMS activation methods with a focus on open-source code, less antivirus detection and user-friendliness. (by massgravel)
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winapps Microsoft-Activation-Scripts
153 217
5,534 8,425
- 11.8%
5.0 3.3
23 days ago 12 days ago
Shell Batchfile
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Posts with mentions or reviews of winapps. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-17.
  • Show HN: Qvm-create-windows-qube: The most secure and private way to run Windows | 2021-10-17
    My pleasure!

    That feature is currently in the works (officially speaking) for Windows 10; for Windows 7 it already exists (although it has of course been EOL for some time now).

    However, I do recall finding a report of someone successfully using WinApps ( as well as RDP running in a Linux (GNU/Linux) qube to effectively have Windows applications displayed on a window level. Security-wise it still holds up because that Linux qube, if compromised via the RDP connection, will lead to the disclosure of no additional sensitive information because it's only being used for that purpose. As long as you have ample RAM to support it, this could work very well.

  • To those that dual boot with Windows. Will you be upgrading to Windows 11?
    You can find it at -
  • We need to get WinApps working again! | 2021-10-14
    It doesn't have a license, so it's all rights reserved.
  • Can you use it for productivity? | 2021-10-13
  • How to install Microsoft office 2019?
    If u really want ms office this might be useful: I usually use Google docs which i think is better than office 365.
  • Are there any VM services which dont use the entire GUI and such?
    The best I know of right now on the open source and/or Linux side of things that works with Windows guest applications is Winapps - There's a bit of setup you'll need to do directly in the Windows VM. After that you should be able to launch the app exclusively into your Linux session.
  • There are 2 things that prevents me from going to Linux exclusively, can i overcome them?
    For both those programs it's no. But if you don't mind some extra setup you can run Winapps to run those programs anyway.
  • Windows11 Anti Spy programs | 2021-10-09
    Two, consider using Linux. Gaming on Linux is possible right now, you can run whatever software in Windows containers like if they were natives apps... Don't dual boot to Linux or you will come back to Windows, you should use Linux as the only one OS on your computer. Make VMs or containers to run Windows softwares (even a specific device that needs a specific driver, passthrough to your VM).
  • What do I need to know when installing Linux on my 2020 Intel MacBook Pro?
    Looks like they are looking for maintainers. Maybe check out some of the recommendations in the comments there? I don't really know anything about Winapps.
  • Performance issues with win10 guest in qemu kvm - how to improve | 2021-10-07
    You can use this configuration from winapps : You can't have 3d acceleration but other than that, it works very well.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Microsoft-Activation-Scripts. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-16.
  • Windows 10 key
  • Zapeo sam sa crackanom Windows 8icom | 2021-10-18
  • Päätin kasata oman koneen. Ottaen huomioon tiukan budjettini, päätyin tälläsiin osiin. Jos on ehdotuksia tai mielipiteitä nii saatte vapaasti heittää. | 2021-10-16
  • Funny | 2021-10-15
    Try these Microsoft Activation Scripts. Always worked for me.
  • Any reason this is happening? I can't seem to get Windows activated. Using the parallels 17 trial on an M1 Mac with the Windows 11 ARM build provided by Microsoft. | 2021-10-10
  • This popped up earlier this week. My wife built my pc for me and as far as I know it's using a correct version of windows, it's ingrained into the screen even while I'm gaming. Does anyone know how to remove this? | 2021-10-07
    No need for KMS, it's now inferior. Use MAS -
  • If you already have a pirated pre-activated Windows 10, your Windows 11 won't need any activator or key ;) | 2021-10-06
    It's | 2021-10-06
    This explains everything: | 2021-10-06
  • How is the battery on the Gen 3 ThinkPad E14 5600U/5800U? | 2021-10-05
    Good point about Windows - I got the DOS version and installed windows manually. You can activate windows with Microsoft activation scripts

What are some alternatives?

When comparing winapps and Microsoft-Activation-Scripts you can also consider the following projects:

KMSpico - Microsoft Windows & Office activation tools (copy from internet)


Kemono - The original paywall archiver/leaker. Deprecated in favor of Kemono 2.

Awesome-Linux-Software - A list of awesome applications, software, tools and other materials for Linux distros.

wslg - Enabling the Windows Subsystem for Linux to include support for Wayland and X server related scenarios

TranslucentTB - A lightweight utility that makes the Windows taskbar translucent/transparent.

barrier - Open-source KVM software

photoshopCClinux - Photoshop CC v19 installer for Gnu/Linux

Windows-Activator - This is a bat file to activate windows 10 using kms

PhotoGIMP - A Patch for GIMP 2.10+ for Photoshop Users

WSL - Issues found on WSL

linux - Linux kernel source tree