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Old 06-14-2008, 03:48 PM   #1
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wine software can it run all applications which can run in windows


hi i am a user of fedora core 6
i've installed Wine on it
can Wine run all the applications which can run on Windows .
 
Old 06-14-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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No, unfortunately it can't.
Here's a wine application database:
http://appdb.winehq.org/

Generally, the older the application the more likely it will run under wine.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 04:11 PM   #3
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While on the topic of Wine, note that they just released version 1.0-rc5 yesterday and are predicting the official release of version 1.0 in a few days.

Wine HQ saith thusly:
Quote:
We come not to praise Windows, but to celebrate our increasing independence from it.

The final release candidate for Wine 1.0 will appear this Friday, and barring catastrophe, Wine 1.0 itself will be released a few days later.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 04:15 PM   #4
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i have a dictionary which run fine in windows
can i run the same on linux using Wine
i tried running it on linux using Wine but i could not run it
i am little new to linux so i don't know exactly how to run windows
applications on linux using Wine i don't know whether i could not run
the application because i'm a newbie or the application can't be run
on linux via Wine
 
Old 06-14-2008, 04:34 PM   #5
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Does the dictionary program have an installation program, such as setup.exe? If it does, just run the command
wine setup.exe

If all goes well, you will see the installation program pop up on Linux just the same as it does on Windows. Sometimes a link is put in your desktop menu, and sometimes not. (Generally not for me--I use IceWM.)

For convenience, you may want to put a function in your ~/.bashrc or similar startup file, something like this:

function dict() { wine "C:/Program Files/Dictionary/Dictionary.exe" & }

Then you can just type the command dict to start it.
 
  


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