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    Installing applications in LINUX USING WINE


    Hello,

    I am interested in Playing with wine. I just don't know whether its possible for installing OfficeXP or 2000 in Linux Using wine alone without having any windows pre-installed in hard disk.

    If yes ? Can any one tell me how should this be done.

    Thanks in Advance.
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    i am also interested in installing wine

    i have got some questions too

    i will be installing wine to install msn messenger 6.0

    kazaa lite file sharing program

    and installing iTunes media player of Apple [for windows2000/XP].

    i will also try to install other media players to see how they respond.

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    i am still not comfortable installing programs with *.tgz files

    there r rpms available at sourceforge.net

    they have rpms for i386, i686 and athlon.

    they have devel files along with src file and program files only for i386 and i686 but no devel rpm for athlon processor [only src and actual program rpm].

    my processor is AMD Duron 750Mhz.

    will that fall under athlon category or i should use the files for i686/i386?

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    o i forgot one more thing

    for msn messenger 6.0 there r 3 files available for download

    for win98/ME
    win 2000
    win XP

    which one we can download to make it work with wine? or it doesnt really matter?

    same is for iTunes of Apple. they have only ported there iTunes for win2000/XP.

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    also if we install real player and windows media player of windows on wine

    and when we want them to work with mozilla browser for real and windows media browser plugins, will they work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hasan

    for msn messenger 6.0 there r 3 files available for download

    for win98/ME
    win 2000
    win XP
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    Take a look at Kopete. It is an instant messaging program that is compatible with msn, yahoo, icq and lots more
    I am on a journey to mastering Linux and I got a bloody long way to go!!!

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    The all above could work with wine ,and you just need to run individual SETUP with wine,maybe this site http://www.franksworld.net/ is a way to enter,but I am puzzled why not try some alternatives like OpenOffice ,Mplayer,Gaim,and etc.

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    Realplayer has been ported to linux. You can run any of those in wine but it might be easier using vmware. I run kazaa lite in wine and it works good. I don't see why you would want to use windows media player, mplayer works a lot better.

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    I wouldn't bet that you can run MS Office in Linux, though. As far as I know, it uses a lot of undocumented Win API calls. However, use OpenOffice instead; it's free.

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