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Old 09-13-2003, 12:01 PM   #1
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Question Can Mandrake 9.1 run Windows programs?


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.

 
Old 09-13-2003, 12:07 PM   #2
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Go to www.winehq.com from there you can get WINE (free or paid for), you can also see if the program is supported.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 12:29 PM   #3
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Yes, see if it has been installed by running "notepad" in a terminal.

Since Wine doesn't run all windows programs look at Winex to run games and Crossover Office to run the major Windows programs including Quicken and Photoshop 7.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 04:45 PM   #4
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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)
 
Old 10-12-2003, 12:58 AM   #5
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True Winex rocks, I've been using it for few month by now and it is fine for me.

Hey nahl, can you help me install wineX. i got the CVS of it but then the install wasn't as easy as ./tools/wineinstall
i tried
./configure
make depend && make

but to no avail. Can you help?
 
Old 10-12-2003, 01:16 AM   #6
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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.

Last edited by J.T.; 10-12-2003 at 08:49 AM.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 08:52 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 03:33 PM   #8
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Originally posted by goggo
Hey nahl, can you help me install wineX. i got the CVS of it but then the install wasn't as easy as ./tools/wineinstall
i tried
./configure
make depend && make

but to no avail. Can you help?
You should in fact install point to play as it will install wineX for you

It works well on my machine. Besides if you want it and you're using a mandrake: there's rpm ready on the website
 
Old 10-12-2003, 11:10 PM   #9
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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"
Search "wine"
place a checkmark in all the hits for your search
Click install

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.
 
  


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