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I purchased the Mandrake 9.1 powerpack and have it installed in my wifes pc as a dual boot with windows. She has an e-mail client she really likes to use (Incredimail). Does Mandrake come with a program such as Wine to enable it to run programs from the windows partition? If so, how do I access it? The manual that came with the powerpack says nothing about it. Thanks.
True Winex rocks, I've been using it for few month by now and it is fine for me.
if you bought a power pack, wine and wine gui are included in the packages (go to the seach for thoses in the mandrake installer) not as good as wineX, but it is still usefull (as wineX is mostly dedicated to games)
WineX is for games. It supports DirectX and other things. Wine is really mainly for programs like Office, Photoshop and other 'normal' programs. I also had problems with the CVS (more to do with me than the download, I think).
It looks as though, from your post, you will need Wine rather than WineX. You may also need to get hold of of some Win98/95 dlls if the program needs them.
Originally posted by J.T. what Wine should I d/l ?? I know 2.3 for mandrake9.1, but CrossOver Office want's $$$ for an open source product & WineX isn't really clear about if their a full Wine, ir just for gamming...
*the next day*
I see now I need to pay to d/l wine from either site Wht is it free (prepackaged) with other distros of linux, Knoppix is one right off the top of my head.
You're using the term "wine" to talk about three different products, I think. If you are looking for Wine (not Crossover Office or WineX) it does in fact come with Mandrake 9.1. Go to your Mandrake Control Center then:
Click Software Mangement
Click "RPM Drake helps you install packages"
place a checkmark in all the hits for your search
If you don't get any hits in the search, it was already installed. You can verify this by choosing "RPM Drake helps you remove software packages" and searching "wine" to see what packages are installed.