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Old 02-19-2006, 09:53 PM   #1
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Talking Windows Applications on Linux


Hi I just got Suse 10.0 and I have a couple questions. How do you install Wine? I wanted to run windows applications on my Suse computer and I heard Wine is what you needed. I got it and I don't know how to install it. It is a TAR file if that helps. Also will I be able to run Itunes with it for hooking up an Ipod? If not what do I need? For running games I hear you need Cedega and it costs some money. Is it worth it? Thanks for helping a Newbie!
 
Old 02-19-2006, 10:04 PM   #2
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First, the tar file means that it is an archive similar to .zip.
Second, to "untar" the file I should make you read the tar man, but this time I'll be nice.

Code:
tar -zxvf wine*.tar.gz
If you have a tar.gz otherwise swap the z for a j for tar.bz2.
Then the file will automatically extract into a new directory labeled wine*.

To install any program you can just do the three step:

Code:
./configure && make && su -c "make install"
You probably want to do a little homework before you just jump in though. I would recommend reading the documentation available at www.winehq.com, their applications database can sometimes be invalualable for saving your time of install on an appliction (inside of wine). Otherwise, if you are in a hurry to get wine up and try it out, read the INSTALL file in that new directory. Should be quite informative, probably too informative for you right now, but you will come to realise how well developers document some of the tweaks for their programs.

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Old 02-19-2006, 10:30 PM   #3
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Hey, welcome to linux Rather than bother mucking around with the source (which is in the archive you downloaded) I reckon just use yast to install Wine. It'll be much easier, trust me on that. However, before you go jumping into iTunes, why not look for some apps that run natively on linux? Gtkpod is a great program for copying music etc onto your iPod, iPodder is a program for receiving podcasts and SharpMusique is an app that will allow you to access the iTunes store. Admittedly they are all split up compared to iTunes which is just one app but they work well

Onto Cedega, what games were you wanting to play? I pay a monthly subscription for it and I think it's worth every cent but there are some people who are less than satisfied. Make sure you do your homework to ensure the games you want to play are well supported and then yes, it's well worth your money
 
Old 02-23-2006, 06:06 PM   #4
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Thanks Very Much! The games I am interested in playing are Age of Empires 2 The Age of Kings and Command and Conquer. When you subscribe to Cedega can you just download it once and unsubscribe? I will try installing Wine with YaST. Thanks again!
 
Old 02-23-2006, 08:32 PM   #5
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When you subscribe to Cedega can you just download it once and unsubscribe?
Yes you can, the minimum is a three month subscription however $15 isn't really very much
 
Old 02-23-2006, 08:52 PM   #6
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As I known , wine is available on SuSE10 . Locate it by this command
which wine
 
Old 02-23-2006, 08:54 PM   #7
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OpenSUSE 10.0 has a wine package. If it isn't installed you can install it through YaST.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 09:02 PM   #8
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Okay.. Looks Like I am going to have to explore YaST.. Thanks again!!
 
Old 02-25-2006, 07:23 PM   #9
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I was wondering if with GTK Pod can you put movies on your Ipod if you own an Ipod Video? Also, How do you use Wine? I figured out how to put it on my computer with YaST and then I went into my windows folder (I have two OS's on my PC) and tried to run an Application. I might be doing something wrong. I right clicked on the .exe and it didn't list wine as a program to run it with. I am guessing there is a lot more to it then I know. If someone could lead me in the right direction that would be awesome even if it is a link to a website that explains it. Thank you very much for your help!
 
Old 03-01-2006, 09:01 AM   #10
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If someone could lead me in the right direction that would be awesome even if it is a link to a website that explains it. Thank you very much for your help!
Sure! http://www.winehq.com/site/documentation
 
  


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