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Old 04-08-2006, 08:20 AM   #1
fadelhomsi
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How to maximize wine????


Hello friends,
I see that some linux users say they run this windows program with wine, but alot of the programs I try didn't work??? Why???
How can I run the windows programs with wine????
thanks a lot???
 
Old 04-08-2006, 08:24 AM   #2
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What Programs are you trying to run exactly? Wine isn't totally perfect and isn't really "Noob friendly" and requires some configuration.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 09:00 AM   #3
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The idea of linux is to use linux programs. Once you come back with what you are trying to run, maybe we can suggest alternatives that'll run natively...
 
Old 04-12-2006, 02:27 AM   #4
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well, thanks
I want to use MS PowerPoint ( I don't want that, but my little brother didn't love OpenOffice, He is accustomed to PowerPoint),
I don't prefer that but for my brother,
also just a question , could we use Encarta ? what do we need ??
thanks alot.
 
Old 04-12-2006, 03:17 AM   #5
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What does Encarta have that Wikipedia doesn't? Baring in mind that I haven't used Encarta since '96...
 
Old 04-12-2006, 03:24 AM   #6
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Encarta has interactive animations and sound.
Programs which are run by wine usually control their size themselves. Don't know if all but my quicktime player does. And look here: http://www.codeweavers.com/ if you really need powerpoint and do not want to play with wine. You can also run powerpoint with wine, but configuring it so requires more efforts.

EDIT: some links:
http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?appId=977,
http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?appId=13.

Last edited by Alien_Hominid; 04-12-2006 at 03:30 AM.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 03:16 AM   #7
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You've said :

[QUOTE=Alien_Hominid] You can also run powerpoint with wine, but configuring it so requires more efforts.
QUOTE]
what kind of Configuration do I need? I can have some time with this, but what does it require??? I also want to learn how to run things with wine as a hobby.
I think you are right about Encarta and Wikipedia, but we still have a problem with the Internet cost , I hope that I could get ADSL at that time but I am not sure about that.
thanks alot for you response.
 
  


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