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Old 01-26-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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running Winows Apps by installing WINE


Hi. I'm somewhat knew to Linux (CentOS), so WINE is completely foreign to me also. I'm immediately interested in TaxAct, which is how I learned about WINE. My question is whether my system will maintain the same stability that Linux is known for, and whether my CentOS build will keep it's current RHEL integrity after I install WINE, and probably other Windows Apps. Your experience with WINE is coveted.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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Yeah, don't worry.

Wine is fairly good at managing wildly crashing windows apps, spewing gigabytes of error messages, with itself and programs generally freaking as windows fouls up but keeping the mess within the walls of a well behaved linux program. You can even crash wildly on one app and keep others running. No BSOD.
 
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:56 PM   #3
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Greetingz!

Well, I've had sketchy experiences with WINE. The project is awesome and I really admire those guys for what they've accomplished thusfar. However, I wouldn't subject someone else to the woes of WINE. That being said;

1) If this is just for you to use, go for it! Can't hurt to learn about it.
2) But if this is for someone else to use, setup Windows in a VM (like VMware Server, it's free), and give them that to play with.

As for the CentOS-ness keeping it's RHEL-ness, well, if you install 3rd-party RPMs, technically you should be "okay". Just dont go replacing things like the Kernel & PERL.

Just my USD $0.02!
 
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:49 PM   #4
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To get TaxAct running with wine, you should have a look here. And for evera other app you want to install via wine, you should also have a look at the Wine Application Database, before trying to install the program.
 
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
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Thanks folks. Your support is invaluable.
 
  


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