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Old 05-15-2016, 10:35 AM   #1
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WriteItNow5 on Wine

I have lost Windows but I want to still use Write It Now5 to write books using WINE on Ubuntu 16.04.
I am downloading WINE now but I do not know how I will download and install Write It Now5
I would like to avoid using the terminal if possible.
I foundcCross Over which is supposed to work better and downloaded that. I could not get Wine to work.
If anyone is using cross over I have a question.
Will I have to install the WriteItNow5 program every time I use it?

Last edited by Raybrite; 05-15-2016 at 12:43 PM. Reason: Found a different way
Old 05-15-2016, 02:00 PM   #2
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you normally DO NOT "download" a part of the operating system

use your package manager
on debian based OS's that is "apt-get" and the gui synaptic

Ubuntu nolonger has a ROOT account you HAVE to use "sudo"
-- i run Debian 8.4 --
sudo apt search wine
then from the list -- install it

wine/stable 1.6.2-20 amd64
Windows API implementation - standard suite

sudo  apt-get install wine/stable
then fallow the on screen instructions and type in "y" for YES INSTALL IT
or n for NO do not install it

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Old 05-15-2016, 02:04 PM   #3
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Will I have to install the WriteItNow5 program every time I use it?
No. Look in your "Start" menu and go to "Windows Applications". All the windows applications that you install with Cross Over will have a menu entry in there.
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I really am sort of lost using terminal.
I did the first command and it gave me a list.
I didn't know which to install or how to install it.
I went to the second command and had to change it to
Sudo apt-get install wine
and I think it did although I don't know where it is or how to use it.
The website has special instructions for installing cross over.
After I installed it I only had to drag the Windows5 program over and it installed fine.
Thanks for the help.

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