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Old 12-02-2006, 11:13 AM   #1
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Installing windows applications on Suse linux 10.1

Installing windows applications on Suse linux 10.1, I have a project at school, I'm testing out capabilities of windows applications on suse linux and the pros/cons. Is there an emulator or something I need to install windows applications. I'm pretty new to the basic windows stuff, my teacher is giving us some help when it comes to the actually linux commands, in the command prompt sort of thing.

I noticed when I open the cd from suse, i noticed the install.exe, setup.exe and such are not runnable of course.

-thanks for the help, sorry if I posted in wrong section, I'm still new to this forum.
Old 12-02-2006, 11:14 AM   #2
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wine is a windows emulator.
Old 12-02-2006, 12:54 PM   #3
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Depends what you are giong to try to install really.. Wine cannot install everything..
Old 12-04-2006, 08:42 PM   #4
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I've went to the wine website and search alot and most of the links lead me to dead links for downloads and references on how to set up wine, can anyone help me out with a detailed guide on how to set up wine, I mean the basics because like I said I am very new to the linux scene and need to get the ball rolling on this project. When I read most of the tutorials on some sites they are incomplete or aren't descriptive enough, I can't even get my hands on a up to date wine download.

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Old 12-05-2006, 07:38 AM   #5
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Install wine from suse repositories, it should work fine. Personaly I dislike wine, I could never get anything running with it. You could also try using a virtual machine (like VMWare) which will allow you to run a whole windows operating system under linux, but I'm not sure if that's what you are looking for.
Old 12-05-2006, 07:43 AM   #6
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i have been using suse for more than two years now, but never had the time to take a couple of days to really get to know the system and how it works. i still consider myself a newbie and everytime i meet trouble my second step is to post on this forum. since i never managed to start an application with wine (there always occurs some trouble; the least is not readable fonts), i run a dual boot system with a xp-partition that is used only about once every second month.

regards & good luck!
Old 12-05-2006, 04:13 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by charle97
wine is a windows emulator.
No, wine is not a windows emulator. You don't need to run (emulated) windows in order to run windows applications. But not everything is running in wine: check the application database A commercial wine is crossover office ( ) which runs some windows applications (microsoft office, quicktime, windows media player...) very well. Cedega ( ) is another commercial wine-alike system especially designed for windows games.
Then you have the real emulators: vmware ( ), win4lin ( ). You have a windowslayer upon linux that makes it possible to run windows applications. It is compatible with more applications than the wine-based systems, but this windows applications are running slower than on wine. Most wine supported applications are running as fast as in native windows. But only the fewer part is supported in wine. Be aware not all applications are running using the windows emulators (especially games have problems while they are asking for native windows device-architecture to produce sound and image).
And at last there is xen, the virtual machine, but I never had experience with xen. Maybe another can explain the fine secrets of Xen.

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Old 12-05-2006, 05:40 PM   #8
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The best site for wine IMHO is Frankscorner
Old 12-05-2006, 05:41 PM   #9
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that's very interesting, thank you for your links! transgaming/cedega looks nice; but there is no proper description of the price. as i understand it, it costs $5/month to download it and get updates!? but a version once downloaded will work "forever"!? or is it a service that has to be renewed regularly?
the point is that i have very few applications running in windows. one of them is "1nsane", the best mindless game ever. this year, i had hardly the time to use it. when it runs with "cedega" i might delete the xp-partition and try out kubuntu or expand suse.

Old 12-05-2006, 08:28 PM   #10
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Howto run windows programs in linux

As in the previous message 2 basic ways:

1. Wine/Crossover. Not all programs run but the one that runs is like if they were linux programs. I run MS office 2003 when I need it using crossover. Also Notes. Speed is great.
Picasa linux version is essentially a win 32 program running with a dedicated version of wine.
My approach is first to try win/crossover, if it does not work use Virtualization.
I run SuSE and wine is included in the distro I bought Crossover because it has many convenience and furthermore is like a donation to the wine development.

2. SuSE also comes with qemu an excellent free emulator. All window versions run great. My only problem has been with sync the treo using the usb under XP.
I have also Vmworkstation a very polish program that creates virtual machines. It works as well as the original windows.
In both you have to load the OS.

Which programs do you want to run? Which distro are you using


Old 12-05-2006, 10:27 PM   #11
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Thanks for the help, this has yet again led me to another question, I download these at school how do I got about installing, wine, crossover and such? I need extreme tutorials with lots of help.



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