I recently came accross the idea of making an instant messenger program for a small group of friends of mine.
After realising that it would need a server with a constant IP so the messengers could find other users, I suddenly realised that I couldn't run server.exe on linux.
My question is this:
Can you run .exe's on a windows host, and if so how can you control them?
I've also been told to learn C and program something which will run on a linux server, but I don't have a clue where to start there...