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Old 01-08-2009, 09:13 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by stratotak View Post
"Wine is not just an emulator" would be a more correct name.
That would make the acronym much harder to pronounce ...."WINJE".......yuck!!.....

Seriously, thanks for a really good elaboration on what WINE is.
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Originally Posted by stratotak View Post
other alternitve is to install virtualbox..then install windows into virtualbox..Then you can run windows programs in a windows enviroment on Linux..
Wine is working some of the way. Its a problem when i have to choose a destination for the installation. Where do i put regular programs for Linux? Someone wrote something about, that when you install programs on Linux the programs are "stored" in another way, than in Windows. What destination should i put in, as to where I should put my windows program?

By the way. As i quoted above, someone said something about a program called virtual box? Is it hard to use? It sounds kind of tricky to install a program, in which i have to install an OS. If Wine doesnt work, will virtualbox be an alternative? Do i also install that through Synaptic?

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programs get install /home/urname/.wine/c:/programs
the .wine folder is hidden.. a file or directory with "." in front of name will be hidden
Virtualbox acts as a virtual would install windows into it just like any other computer..except its a virtual does take a performance hit .It can be installed through synaptic..
heres a quick video of some guy demoing it..

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