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Postby davbeck » Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:29

Why is it that nobody brags about wine? or that it usually doesn't come preinstalled? It seems to be stable enough. Is it because of legal issues?
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Postby viking » Sun Apr 08, 2007 17:24

Well, in the past week I have tried to run 13 exe files under wine. 12 failed and 1 worked. It is not much to brag about is it?
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Postby davemc » Sun Apr 08, 2007 19:07

Wine is not noob friendly and although you can eventually get most things to run on it, it takes an aweful lot of trial and error and forum searching. Ive actually never heard of anything to just work by doing "wine autoinstall.exe" or whatever program launches the binary installer. No no no! You've got to follow steps 1 through 457.224423 to the letter and then go back and double check your settings and then pray to whatever entity you call God and then....maaaybe..
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Postby davbeck » Sun Apr 08, 2007 20:37

so no legal issues? thats what I needed to know.
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Postby Appleman1234 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:16

Wine works for me, I don't brag about it but for most things it works quite well.
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Postby davbeck » Mon Apr 09, 2007 15:03

agreed. if you know haw to put the settings, you can do a lot. still working on quickbooks. thats only because it can't find a certain system file that wine forgot to generate.
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Postby davemc » Mon Apr 09, 2007 23:29

davbeck wrote:so no legal issues? thats what I needed to know.


Generally there is no legal issues so long as you have properly purchased any proprietary software. Also, you should read the "terms of service" on your software to ensure that you will not void any agreements by installing your software on Linux or even violate them.
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Postby navman » Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:17

wine works a lot better on the 32bit OS than it does the 64bit OS
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Postby viking » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:20

navman wrote:wine works a lot better on the 32bit OS than it does the 64bit OS


That might be my problem then, as I am using 64 bit Sabayon.

Well, that and the fact I am trying to run some pretty obscure programs.

And then there is the fact that I don't know what I am doing that might have a bearing on it :lol: :lol:
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Postby davemc » Tue Apr 10, 2007 14:29

That is possible but I dont think probable after version .29.
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