Dhruva B. Reddy
bdhruva at gmx.net
Sun Sep 8 15:27:10 MDT 2002
I have never successfully done anything useful with Wine. Admittedly,
this includes running things like QuickBooks 2001 and M$ Word. However,
this is somewhat surprising considering I have Windoze 2000 installed on
the same machine and use the native DLL's. Also, I have never
successfully installed anything (i.e., running the InstallShield
I have been able to run WinAmp, Solitaire, earlier versions of IE,
Mozilla, and maybe AvantGo (I don't remember for sure).
Still, I don't want to discourage you. You should give it the old
college try--perhaps it will meet your needs.
On Sun, 08 Sep 2002 at 14:08 -0600, Timothy C. Klein soliloquized thusly:
> * Drew Lane (drewlane at qwest.net) wrote:
> > I was wondering if anyone could tell me there
> > experiences with WINE? Does it work well?
> > Seems like a great way to transition to Linux...
> > Is it part of the RH 7.2 install?
> I don't use it very often, as I have mostly ditched all things Windows.
> Every once in a while I do, though. I have a differential equations
> book that comes with a collection of simple, mathematical solving and
> plotting software for Windows. It all runs off the cd with Wine, no
> problems. A have also used it to extract self-extracting Windows
> executables to get at binary files I needed. The more complex the
> program, the more likely it is to fail.
> One important note: I do not have a native Windows parition on my
> machine. Therefore, Wine has to emulate all of the DLLs it might need.
> Some it can not. However, if you have a dual boot machine, you can tell
> Wine where the real Windows system directory is, it will look there if
> it can not provide a given DLL that a program wants. This supposedly
> makes a big difference in success rates.
> Give it a try. Not everything works, but you don't have a heck of a lot
> to lose. I don't know if it installed on RedHat by default, but you can
> get it easily.
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