[SATLUG] WINE

Othniel Graichen othniel at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 13:30:54 CST 2012


I would not recommend the wine which accompanies Ubuntu.

Put forth the effort to install 1.3

Install your windows software under that.

Report back on your results (good or bad).

Othniel

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Nathan Oxhandler <nathan at gvtc.com> wrote:

> The program is not on the list at the WINE site, I checked that before I
> did my post.  I am just trying to find people that have had luck in making
> programs they work with work in WINE.
>
> This will be the only Windows program I want to run under Linux, so
> compatibility with other programs running under WINE at the same time is
> not a problem.
>
> Nathan
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> Does it not work on Wine or are you doing due dilligence?
>
> I have noticed marked improvement in wine compatibility and
> feature set over the last 3 years.  It has both XP, Vista
> and Windows 7 compatibility modes now.
>
> Furthermore if you do NOT want to do VM Windows 7,
> you can purchase the commercial version of Wine for
> Linux from the codeweavers web site.
>
> It has a nice feature: bottles.
>
> Instead of installing all your Windows software in .wine
> the commercial version "crossover" manages bottles of wine
> so that one installation does not conflict with any other
> Windows application software.
>
> They also have an extensive list of tested/supported games
> and non-game software and list on their website compatibility
> under wine and crossover.  So, it not just for Office anymore.
>
> For any new bottle you create, they give you 15 days to use it
> try it out test it -- without having to pay for a licence.  If you
> register after that your bottles are good to go -- no need to
> re-install everything.
>
> Probably worth your time.  Very easy to test.  And maybe
> your money also.
>
> Othniel Graichen
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