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Does anyone have or know where I can get shockwave for Linux? I have flash installed, but there is a site I need to go to that uses shockwave, and it tells me I don't have it installed. I would like it for Firefox, but geting it for Konqueror would work also. Thanks.
If you're totally new to wine you might have real hard times, even if wine is very simple. The most annoying thing when you're new to this is that when a program works incorrectly or when wine just fails running it, wine won't tell you "oops it's not allright", it will run incorrectly or simply refuse to run, or close without asking a confirmation.
WineTools (linked on winehq.org) is perfect to configure wine without taking time, it does all for you, you just have to click every of the steps you need.
I'll make a suggestion for shockwave, here, to help :
First, install wine. Then install winetools, and its first menus let winetools perform for you the basic windows installation.
And then find "ies4linux" (google it, you'll find it at once), this is a small program that install Internet Explorer on your machine, it only requires that Wine is already installed. And that's not all : ies4linux also installs flash and shockwave for that internet explorer, and a shortcut for that IE on your desktop, cool, huh ?
You don't need crossover just to run shochwave. Crossover supports some applications, usually office type, and you have to pay. For shockwave and flash, you can install wine, firefox, then shockwave and flash. http://www.winehq.org/site/download-deb
How about the "please" and "thanks" commands ? They work in all environments, unix, linux, windows, bsd
To install software, in linux and mandriva, you can either compile the program, or install a package (rpm).
I suggest you install the package, that's for the better.
Download the package for winetools, double-click it after, doesn't that open a dialog asking your root password ? Give it, that will be installed, and then run "wt" in a terminal and wt will load.