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Old 09-17-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy What distro has Wine ready to go ?


Is there a linux distro that has a functional version of Wine on it ? What do I mean ? ... As soon as you install the OS, Wine is ready to go without having to use a command line to activate it. I installed Linux mint on another computer (This one has Windozz). I activated the command line box and tried to copy and paste the text in that was supposed to fire it up. All I got was: Type in your username. I did that and hit enter, only to be asked again and again. I gave up. There are only so many hours in a day. People just want things to work. :-(
 
Old 09-17-2014, 09:30 PM   #2
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No. If you want Windows, buy Windows. I don't know of any distro that comes with wine installed by default.
 
Old 09-17-2014, 11:08 PM   #3
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almost all of them have wine in the repos
or
on ALL of them you can install the current version from source

BUT

if you MUST !!! 100% MUST use windows ONLY or the windows versions of programs
then USE WINDOWS
 
Old 09-18-2014, 11:25 AM   #4
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Wine is a tool to run programs, so you don't start it on its own. If you have a .exe file, right clicking in the file manager give the option to open with Wine. But it's better to make an entry in the menu, using the menu editor. So I have a menu entry under "other" for Toolbox, and the command is
wine "/home/david/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Toolbox/Toolbox.exe"
I could even have attached that command to a keyboard shortcut, like <Super>t — you can't get much quicker than that!
 
Old 09-18-2014, 05:09 PM   #5
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David .... That's what I was looking for. very helpful. Thanks so much :-)
 
Old 09-18-2014, 07:12 PM   #6
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Build your own distro and add in wine (and associated wine files) at SuseStudio.
 
Old 09-18-2014, 07:50 PM   #7
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a reply to your earlier thread said ZorinOS has Wine preinstalled.

And: what was "the text that was supposed to fire it up"?

Last edited by dugan; 09-18-2014 at 07:56 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2014, 08:33 PM   #8
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Personally, the content of the OP confuses me. The person refers to Windows disparagingly:
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(This one has Windozz).
But considers Windows applications so vital that his/her Linux system must have Wine. Then finishes by complaining, because Linux systems cannot use Windows applications without the need for the user to do a little configuring. Make up your mind.
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People just want things to work.(
News flash. Linux and Windows are different systems. Wine often allows users to put a square peg in a round hole and use foreign applications on their systems. That should be reason to celebrate for those who want to use foreign software. I doubt anyone complains about Windows not being able to use applications designed for other systems, such as Linux and BSD. Linux provides that option, but one should not expect using software designed for other systems to not require a little effort on the user's part.
 
Old 09-19-2014, 12:53 AM   #9
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NOW HEAR THIS:

DavidMcCann answered my question without being snobby (like a gentleman would). I'm going to ignore the rest of you.
 
Old 09-19-2014, 01:11 AM   #10
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NOW HEAR THIS:
Yes Sir!
I cannot speak for the others, but I did not realise you are the boss.
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I'm going to ignore the rest of you.
You do realise that is a two-way street, yes?
 
Old 09-19-2014, 09:27 AM   #11
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Well, thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that you feel my reply was "snobby." Do you have any recommendations on how I could have written it better?



Quote:
I'm going to ignore the rest of you.
This attitude will not resolve your current issues or improve your future computing life.

Last edited by dugan; 09-19-2014 at 09:30 AM.
 
Old 09-19-2014, 10:31 AM   #12
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I don't often do this, but I'm going to give myself a pat on the back here. I worked out what the OP wanted and told him how to do it. I didn't answer a question he hadn't asked, or criticise him, or tell him to do something different. I recommend my approach to the rest of you.
 
Old 09-19-2014, 02:55 PM   #13
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Thanks again David.
 
Old 09-20-2014, 01:46 AM   #14
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The OP was lucky the thread attracted interest. I almost never look at threads concerning Wine. He/she should be happy for gaining a victory of sorts over me. I actually looked at this Wine thread.
 
Old 09-20-2014, 12:44 PM   #15
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The OP was lucky the thread attracted interest. I almost never look at threads concerning Wine.
Wine does tend to induce a certain sinking feeling. It would be nice if one could avoid it, but sometimes there is no other solution. I have custom software written for a Sinclair QL for which there is no replacement. That means running a QDOS emulator. They are only available for Windows. I've tested mine on 17 versions of Wine, of which only 6 work.
 
  


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