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Old 09-14-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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Question Wine, Crossover Office, or Cedega?

Hi all,

I just recently made the switch from Windows to Linux, but unfortunately there are still a couple apps that I couldn't find adequate native Linux equivalents. Thus I'm looking at Wine, CrossOver Office, and Cedega but I don't know which one to choose or if I can/should use more than one of them.

At the moment, there are three Windows apps that I'd like to run under Linux. I've searched the compatibility databases for all three of the above systems and found information on 2 of my three apps.
1. World of Warcraft (Cedega claims to allow this to run quite well)
2. Civilization 3 (none of the above say that this works very well)
3. An app to download photos from an Oregon Scientific USB Camera (not listed in any db)

if necessary, I can live with dual booting for these three apps. But I'd love some input on which of the Windows compatibility products I should give a shot. I don't mind paying for software if it solves my problem.

Finally, can you (or would you even want to) run both Crossover Office and Cedega on the same machine? i.e. run some windows apps under Crossover Office and some Windows games under Cedega?


Old 09-14-2005, 10:42 PM   #2
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I use Crossover and Cedega on SuSE, no problem and Cedega and Wine on Xandros

As for the camera, mine is not reconized by any program, but is recognized by my SuSE Linux as a media device. I just copy and paste the pics in a folder in Linux.

I use Cedega to play Call of Duty with very few problems. I have read WoW works very well too
Old 09-15-2005, 05:15 AM   #3
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Valid point above. You may not need any software for the camera. Crack open a terminal and type this:
su -
tail -f /var/log/messages
Enter your root password when it asks for it. Now with that on your screen, plug in your camera, if you need to do something on the camera to activate a USB connection do that now too. See what prints on your terminal, you're looking for something about mass-storage. If that turns up then you're laughing, just mount it and access it that way. here's a quick example:
su -
ls /dev | grep sda
mkdir -p /mnt/camera
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera
cd /mnt/camera
Hope that helped
Old 09-15-2005, 06:05 AM   #4
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Thanks BDiddy and CS-Cam,

I'll give Cedega and WoW a try this weekend.

I'll also try your suggestion for mounting my camera tonight after I get home from work. Though I'm not real hopeful considering the camera doesn't show up as a mass storage device under windows and the files on the SD Card in the camera appear to be in some proprietary format (they have a .raw extension but none of the conversion programs I've tried were able to convert the images).

Thanks again for your comments and suggestions.



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