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win 10 user looking for Win similar distro with 'wine' already installed and advice how to install popcorn time!! tried Chaletos
as per the utube video but neither the 32 or the 64 dlds came so
equipped. till I become familiar with Linux progs wish to use Win
software. also tried Cylon but could not install wine. thx ken
Ken, Fedora is seen as a "bleeding edge" distro so make up your own mind. If you want to use wine you need to install it yourself:
[tim@lizard ~]$ wine
bash: wine: command not found...
Install package 'wine-core' to provide command 'wine'? [N/y] n
I opted not to install.
Linux Mint and Ubuntu have rave reviews when talking about the migration from windows to linux. They are seen as being friendly to the new user. Nevertheless you will need to trawl the net for some "howtos".
P.S. Win 10?? I thought that was only in a preview stage!
Installing wine in almost any Linux distribution is trivial.
Do not look at the relatively complicated instructions available from the wine support site (which are for installing wine in distributions that don't help you install it and/or for getting bleeding edge versions of wine in distributions that easily support only older versions).
In any distribution (or even before choosing one) you will want to know the easy command for installing packages from the distribution's repositories, and if necessary the commands to enable the extra repositories you want. That is all easy to find with a google search or with a question here.
So having some package already installed should not be a factor in choosing a distribution.
Wine can be a pain in the butt, man. I second the comment about if you want it to work like Windows, stick with Windows. If you want to learn Linux and the desktops you can use for it, forget everything you know and prepare to absorb lots of info.