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Old 12-24-2008, 08:36 AM   #1
levi_s
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Linux - Wine - Xp - Corel Painter (not a comparison thread)


So. it is my understanding that Corel Painter, will under no circumstances, run in wine. it is also, my understanding that you can install a complete copy of Windows XP inside of Wine. If this is true, can you then install Painter inside the Windows environment that is inside Wine??

if there was some way i could get Painter to work on my Linux Workstation it would be Awesome. i know photoshop will work, but i really need painter, and i would love to stop having to transfer files between computers just to switch applications.

are there any thoughts on this?

thanks,
Levi
 
Old 12-24-2008, 08:56 AM   #2
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No, you can't install XP inside of wine. Wine is an alternative implementation of the Windows API; it's job is to provide a similar environment to Windows so that Windows-platform programs can run. The reason some programs don't work under wine is because that environment is still (and probably perpetually) incomplete.

What you're thinking of is running XP under an emulator or virtual machine, which provide simulated hardware environments so that one OS can run inside another. You need to look at programs such as vmware and virtualbox for that.

I'm not sure what to recommend though, because I've never needed one personally.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 09:13 AM   #3
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The person above basically said it all, but if you need a second opinion:

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So. it is my understanding that Corel Painter, will under no circumstances, run in wine.
Didn't try it personally. However, it's rated as "Garbage" on all the instances I found at the wine database. We can assume that it will not work at the current state of wine.

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it is also, my understanding that you can install a complete copy of Windows XP inside of Wine.
No. Wine runs instead of windows. It can't run windows. It's work is to substitute windows, so windows programs can run on top of wine instead of running on top of windows.

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If this is true, can you then install Painter inside the Windows environment that is inside Wine??
No, however you can install windows inside a virtual machine. There's virtualbox and wmware as the other poster said. There's also bochs. I'd recommend to start checking virtualbox.
 
  


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