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Old 06-21-2002, 12:22 PM   #1
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Running Windows programs in Linux


Is it possible to run programs made for Windows in Linux? From what I have read about WINE it sounds like after WINE is installed you can install the Windows program normally, is that true?
If not, how would I install a Windows program in Linux
 
Old 06-21-2002, 12:33 PM   #2
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You can't directly install a windows program on a linux partition. You can however install the windows app on the windows partition and try running it from the linux partition using wine.

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Old 06-21-2002, 01:00 PM   #3
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You can also run a virtual machine emulator program to run Windows and many of its apps while inside Linux.

VMware is good, allow you to run many different types of OS's, but it is expensive and slow. Win4Lin is faster and cheaprer, but opnly allows you to run Win95 or 98. I think ME as well, but totally sure.
 
Old 06-21-2002, 01:06 PM   #4
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wine is hard to set up, i have tried on numorous accations.

Mind u i am a so what do u expect
 
Old 06-21-2002, 01:40 PM   #5
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actually, you can using WinLinux you can run windows ME & windows XP apps using the root: user config options
 
Old 06-21-2002, 02:31 PM   #6
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Does Windows have to be installed for WINE to work?
 
Old 06-21-2002, 07:16 PM   #7
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I believe the answer to that is a yes, you have to have windows installed but maybe i am wrong
 
Old 06-21-2002, 10:40 PM   #8
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No you don't need windows installed for wine to work. Read the documentation at

http://www.winehq.com/Docs/wine-user/no-windows.shtml

That should give you a brief description on how wie works without needing windows.
 
Old 06-21-2002, 11:12 PM   #9
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redhat 7.3 with KDE comes with wine already installed
 
  


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