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anthonysaulnier 10-06-2009 11:34 PM

wine alternative?

I am wondering if there are any alternatives to Wine. After installing Windows programs, many of them do not load properly.

Jeff91 10-07-2009 12:55 AM

Be sure to check the appdb for tips on getting applications working.

Your other options involve:
and/or lastly a VM

In general some programs flat out cannot be run under Linux quite yet.


lazlow 10-07-2009 10:54 AM

Excluding games, most windows programs have a native Linux replacement. You are almost always better off using the native linux app than try to run a non-native app on Linux. On those few programs that do not have a native Linux equivalent (and do not run on wine), you can install VMware (or some other Virtual Machine) and run the app that way.

Jeff91 10-07-2009 12:57 PM

Yea but if it can run under Wine/Codeweavers/Cedega you are better off doing it that way as may times there is a HUGE performance decrease on a VM


uteck 10-07-2009 01:41 PM

There is also PlayOnLinux, which is also biased on Wine, but supposed to make it easier to install MS apps with.

jefro 10-07-2009 10:12 PM

Guess knowing what program you are asking about might help.

Also there is a way to use all of the files and registry parts that you have in a windows system. You copy them over to a wine install and it might run. People have used it for CS.

anthonysaulnier 10-07-2009 11:45 PM

Guys thanks for the tips and all.

Im thinking along the lines of popular workplace applications. Say for example, someone uses Microsoft Office with Outlook connected to an Exchange server. Of course with many businesses you also have proprietary applications too.

Eventually I would like to setup a system similar in operation to Microsoft Terminal Server and have multiple users connect simultaneously.

Jeff91 10-08-2009 08:09 PM

If you are looking to run Office applications (and possibly support for getting them running) I would recommend Codeweavers - they do a good job providing support and offer excellent software.


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