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Old 10-25-2004, 08:37 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mandrake 10 Software Hitches

I have recently installed mandrake 10, I have two problems, these are:

How do i run microsoft exe programs?
I want to play a game called age of empires 2 and loads of good games but if i try to install them "setup.exe" or whatever it is, linux asks what program to open it with. In microsoft exe would be openedby itself.
So does anyone know?

Does anyone know how to dissable the other workstations?
I am trying to make my system run faster by getting rid of the stuff which i dont want. I only use KDE and thats the only one i like so i want to get rid of the rest. What do i do?

Thank you very much for your help!
Old 10-25-2004, 09:51 AM   #2
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you need to install and configure WINE (use your mdk cd;s)

then you can run exe;s, but not all of them will give you a good list
Old 10-25-2004, 09:51 AM   #3
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To run windows .exe programs, you will need to run a program called "wine" or use an emulator such as Win4Lin or VMWare. Wine should be on your install disks. You can install it from the Mandrake Control Center or type as root in a console urpmi wine

Wine is in beta and works ok for several windows programs, while it chokes on others. You can read up on it at

I am assuming from your second question that you want to get rid of your other window managers, such as Gnome, etc. Unless you are very tight on disk space you can leave them with no hit on performance. They don't load unless you choose them at login. Some programs actually depend on Gnome's libraries to run, even though you can access them from KDE, so uninstalling them could be a tricky procedure.


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