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I'm trying to install Wintrade (an online banking program) on my newly installed Ubuntu linux. The file is called Wintrade.Exe . One of the system demands to Wintrade, is that it has to be installed on a Windows OS. But for Linux to survive in a world of Microsoft, then there has to be some stubborn geniuses out there, who can terminate these annoying barriers.
When i open the file it just give me an error with this:
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/zeth/Skrivebord/WinTradeSetup.11.4.9.Net.exe or
/home/zeth/Skrivebord/WinTradeSetup.11.4.9.Net.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/zeth/Skrivebord/WinTradeSetup.11.4.9.Net.exe.ZIP, period.
But I cannot come up with any similarities between EXE files and ZIP files. It's open with the Archive Manager.
I read something about a program called Wine, but have no idea what it does.
But for Linux to survive in a world of Microsoft, then there has to be some stubborn geniuses out there, who can terminate these annoying barriers.
Um if you want to run a program that will only run on windows, put it on window. Linux is doing just fine, there are at lease two or three programs of the same kind to every one of windows programs. So maybe you can find a replacement program that will run natively on linux. I'm not trying to start anything here by any means, but linux is not a cure all. It is a VERY well put together OS and is getting better with every version that is put out. Linux is not about taking over the windows market, it is about the freedom to have a OS that can be altered and improved by anyone.
sudo = "super user do" or "switch user do"
This is a way of running one command as the root or "super" user. It is common on Ubuntu because the root account is disabled by default. On most systems you would switch to root using "su", and then run admin commands.
sudo apt-get install wine..
sudo is what previous post said.."apt-get" is command for APT,a package manager in Debian and Ubuntu.."install"..well it means to install..and "wine" is the package to install..If you wanted to remove it.. sudo apt-get remove wine..
some comman commands are..
apt-get update..updates your source list packages list
apt-get upgrade...upgrades any packages that have a newer version
apt-get autoclean..cleans out cache of packages you have downloaded
apt-get autoremove removes any packages that are not needed anymore..
there are more but those are ones you most of the time..if you want to know more.. http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/
Distribution: sabayon 5, slack64, Lenny, LFS 6.4 user # 20665
Originally Posted by Keyes.D
it installed wine, but why? what is sudo? short for sudoku ;-) ?
WINE means WINdows Emulator, it lets you run several Windows programs in Linux. Look up (i.e., google) "winetricks" to quickly and simply install Directx 9.0c, the .Net stuff, the .msi Installer, etc. There are several windows programs that need .net and the like.
At the commandline (terminal) make sure you are in the directory where your .exe file is, then type wine program_name.exe to launch its installer. Or you can right-click the .exe's icon and choose "Open with Wine Windows Program Loader" -- it says something to that effect.
As for sudo, I've always thought of it as "Super User DO", because invoking sudo means you're doing something as the Administrator / superuser.
sudo apt-get install qbankmanager kmymoney2-plugin-aqbanking
You may like either qbankmanager or kmymoney, or both.
1.4. Is Wine an emulator? There seems to be disagreement.
There is a lot of confusion about this, particularly caused by people getting Wine's name wrong and calling it WINdows Emulator.
When users think of an emulator, they tend to think of things like game console emulators or virtualization software. This is the wrong way to think about Wine - Wine runs Windows applications in essentially the same way Windows does. Wine is just a native Unix substitute for the components of Windows; there is no inherent loss of speed due to "emulation" when using Wine, nor is there a need to open Wine before running your application.
That said, Wine can be thought of as a Windows emulator in much the same way that Windows Vista can be thought of as a Windows XP emulator; both allow you to run the same applications by translating system calls in much the same way. Setting Wine to mimic Windows XP is not much different from setting Vista to launch an application in XP compatibility mode.
There are a few things that makes wine more than just an emulator.
* Sections of Wine can be used on Windows. Some virtual machines use Wine's OpenGL-based implementation of Direct3D on Windows rather than truly emulate 3D hardware.
* Winelib can be used for porting windows application source code to other operating systems that Wine supports to run on any processor - even processes that neither Windows nor the Emulator bit of Wine supports.
"Wine is not just an emulator" would be a more correct name. Thinking of Wine as just an emulator is really forgetting about the other things it is. Wine's "emulator" is really just a binary loader that allows Windows applications to interface with the Wine API replacement.
Myth 1: "Wine is slow because it is an emulator"
Some people mean by that that Wine must emulate each processor instruction of the Windows application. This is plain wrong. As Wine's name says: "Wine Is Not an Emulator": Wine does not emulate the Intel x86 processor. It will thus not be as slow as Wabi which, since it is not running on a x86 Intel processor, also has to emulate the processor. Windows applications that do not make system calls will run just as fast as on Windows (no more no less).