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Old 08-30-2006, 06:10 AM   #1
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What is wine?

I keep hearing about wine and I havnt a clue what it is. Can anybody explain?
Old 08-30-2006, 06:13 AM   #2
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I may as well get in there...

Google is your friend

If like it appears your fingers don't work, and your attention span is < 1...
Old 08-30-2006, 11:20 AM   #3
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In a nutshell, WINE allows you to run some Microsoft Windows programs under Linux. Check out the link the previous post referred you to. It does not do well with a lot of games, so if you are thinking of using it to run high end video games, it won't work. In my experience with WINE, there are usually some querky issues with some of the Windows programs run under wine. For example, some keyboard sequences may not work, etc. I had that problem trying to run RemoteAdmin. Check out their website.

I have found that I can usually find a program, similar to any Windows program I may want to run, that runs natively under Linux without any troubles.

Last edited by swagner7; 08-30-2006 at 11:27 AM.
Old 08-30-2006, 11:30 AM   #4
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A mildly alcoholic beverage created by fermenting the juice of grapes.

Sorry, I knew someone would provide this answer - I just wanted to be first.

Any particular program or capability you are seeking to have by using wine?
Old 08-30-2006, 02:29 PM   #5
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Thanks folks. I knew that somebody would eventually mention the drink. Im not looking for anything in particular(yet). I saw it mentioned on these forums and wondered what it is.
Old 08-30-2006, 03:37 PM   #6
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hi runnerpaul,
If u want to try windows based games on linux, try cedega instead as it works better but its a propreitary software


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