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Old 01-01-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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Wine


It's my understanding that Wine is windows emulator software for Linux. I'm currently running CentOS, and I recently discovered that I have a WINE file browser, a WINE configuration editor, and a WINE uninstaller on my system under the applications menus.

Is this odd?

I can't seem to find an actual emulator program to run other windows programs, but I am able to run those specific windows applications.

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Old 01-01-2008, 09:17 PM   #2
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WINE Is Not a Emulator, wine normally comes with that stuff
 
Old 01-01-2008, 09:21 PM   #3
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Hi,

Nop, it isn't odd, several distros have wine preinstalled in order to make portability and interoperability work out of the box.

I don't really quite understand what are you trying to say with this:
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I can't seem to find an actual emulator program to run other windows programs, but I am able to run those specific windows applications.
Are you looking for one? If so, what for?

Wine, is a layer to work as the Windows API without Windows code, althouth wine can use some natives DLLs. There are also other programs based in the same ideology, like crossover office, and 'I think' cedega.



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Old 01-01-2008, 10:20 PM   #4
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There are also other programs based in the same ideology, like crossover office, and 'I think' cedega.
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...both of which are based on WINE.

Another thing you will run into is SW which was written for Windows and then later released for Linux. Look under the hood and there's WINE.
Example: Picasa for Linux.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 06:16 AM   #5
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...both of which are based on WINE.
Indeed, thanks for clarifying


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Old 01-02-2008, 04:11 PM   #6
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Are you looking for one? If so, what for?
Well, honestly, yes. I had thought that if WINE is already on my system, I might as well take advantage of it and run some windows programs that I don't have the ability (or maybe just know-how) to use in Linux.

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Old 01-02-2008, 05:02 PM   #7
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Well using wine you can excecute Windows applications, just take a look at the wine database to check if the app you want to run is supported and at what level (all works? just this or that work? etc..)



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Old 01-05-2008, 12:11 PM   #8
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Well using wine you can excecute Windows applications, just take a look at the wine database to check if the app you want to run is supported and at what level (all works? just this or that work? etc..)



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So, assuming an application is covered, how do I run it in WINE? Or is that information covered on the site? I looked at it briefly, but you have to register to even look at the database according to the front page.

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Old 01-05-2008, 12:28 PM   #9
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No, you don't have to register, just click at the left to browse the database.

About running, the simplest way will be wine app.exe but that's not the same to all apps, some apps need to be excecuted with special arguments, dll overrides and the like, but you can see more about in the appdb an reading the comments of people who have used the apps you're interested in




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