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Old 09-24-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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How do I configure WINE to share folders with more than one user?


I am running Ubuntu 10.04 with current updates. I installed MS Office 2007 suite using WINE - the other users are not comfortable with OpenOffice. There are no issues with the installation, but it is in my user home path so it doesn't appear in the WINE config when I log in as another user. Should I start over with a generic user account and re-install Office/ WINE under that user?
 
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AIUI, wine is generally designed to work as a single-user set-up. Each user has their own virtual Windows configuration and programs to run. So yes, each user will have to have their own installation of the program.

For multi-user support, You might want to take a look at CodeWeavers' Crossover Linux. I believe their professional versions add multi-user ability. I couldn't say for sure though.

Also, I assume you've ensured that you have the necessary licenses for everyone running MS Office?

If I were in charge however, (and depending on the situation), I think I'd simply tell everyone to just suck it up and learn how to use OO.o. It's not like it's all that different from MSO, after all. Not to mention that being "uncomfortable" with a program is kind of a lame excuse anyway.
 
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:14 PM   #3
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AIUI, wine is generally designed to work as a single-user set-up. Each user has their own virtual Windows configuration and programs to run. So yes, each user will have to have their own installation of the program.

For multi-user support, You might want to take a look at CodeWeavers' Crossover Linux. I believe their professional versions add multi-user ability. I couldn't say for sure though.

Also, I assume you've ensured that you have the necessary licenses for everyone running MS Office?

If I were in charge however, (and depending on the situation), I think I'd simply tell everyone to just suck it up and learn how to use OO.o. It's not like it's all that different from MSO, after all. Not to mention that being "uncomfortable" with a program is kind of a lame excuse anyway.

Thanks so much for the assist! When the users I am supporting - in this case are family - I had to tone down my initial response - but I have won over a couple converts to Ubuntu. And as I work in the technology industry, I have proper licenses for the MS products.
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