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Old 12-18-2008, 07:19 AM   #1
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SO i finaly decided to install fedora and to switch from windowsxp to linux on my main workstation.There was little problems before installation-i was not able to burn fedora beacuse windows xp was not able to recognize drive,so i had to transfer drive to another computer and burn it over network.But then i had problem again-i burned fedora dvd instead fedora live cd,dvd is only for upgrades from previous version while cd is for install.So after many switching around two computers i started live cd.Loading was unsualy long,but after i realize why.When i started copy to hard disk installation was no longer then 10 minutes which is very fast.That live installation is also very refreshing comparing to standard installations since you can surf on internet and play games during installation.So installation finished settings deployed and i was able to login to newly installed fedora.Windows is listed as other,but for some reason there are two version of fedora 10 listed on boot menu.

Post intro:So i set username and password which i will use plus root password.First what i was did was installing wine doors-key of this project is to have same apps which i usualy using on windows xp.Since emulation of windows apps has been improved lately i had to try it.
But it seems that doesnt work as it should be.Here is list of apps which works(they run) :
Roboform(works fine but floating and lags)
Windows Firefox(works fine but lags)
Win scp(works but stop working after certain time)
Windows Putty(works fine)
Winamp(works but stop working after certain time)
Essential Pim Pro(works but stop working after certain time)
Macromedia Dreamweaver(not tested yet but probaly will work fine since it is installed using windoors)
Notepad ++(not tested yet,installion over windoors failed,running normaly using wine works but not tested on certain time)
Digsby(install works but im part didnt worked)
Windows Communicator(run but nothing show in taskbar,for example roboform icon works fine in toolbar while this doesnt show at all)
Windows Communicator linux version(missing libraly
But even they are running,there are problems.First,windows firefox with roboform installed lags,like is something wrong with graphic card while linux firefox works fine.And that is critical part which i require for daily work routine.Also what is problem,when i try to minimize windows firefox i need to click 3 times to minimize since it return to window like a bumerang.How do i eliminate that bumerang problem and prevent that lag?Also what is problem roboform toolbar in firefox floting when i go other programs.I installed IE6 as well using wine doors,but roboform toolbar expand to half screen for some reason while is ok in firefox.But IE6 is not important,i installed it just to see does that work.Other problem is programs winamp,win scp and essential pim pro-even they work,after certain time when i restore them it is no longer working and only what i can do then is to close them and start again.Also i cant run warcraft III and steam,they getting some errors about fixme:actctxarse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT"
Any idea how to fix those errors?Also font in this box which i just writing and in thunderbird mail content is very small how to increase it.
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Sorry for the dumb question, but why do you need to run windows' firefox, win scp or windows putty under wine?
Old 12-19-2008, 04:25 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by billymayday View Post
Sorry for the dumb question, but why do you need to run windows' firefox, win scp or windows putty under wine?
Beacuse roboform doesnt have version for linux and emulating windows firefox is only way to get it running.Winscp i use beacuse it is best clint for sftp(better then filezila which have version for linux)and it allows automaticly login to putty.


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