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    A Wine experiment!


    I was thinking of trying to run some new games and other apps that are really popular (for instance MS Office and MSN etc) on wine, and then making a list of those which work and how well they work. There are sites like frankscorner.org but I have not seen any changes there in a long time.

    Recently I've been unable to use my Linux box, and I'm stuck with a notebook that has XP on it. I definitely want to do this in the near future.

    I wanted some suggestions about what programs people think are popular, and then try to run them. Wine for apps and certain games, and Cedega for other games.

    I would also like to know alternatives for popular Windows programs. OpenOffice.org/Koffice instead of MS Office, or Gaim instead of MSN.

    This has probably been done before, but I want to do it for myself and make a list of all this stuff.

    Thanks for listening.
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    crossover office is another good way to run windows apps in linux from what i heard. open office is a good replacement for MS Office and GAIM is a good replacement for yahoo aim and msn messenger. gimp is a decent replacement for photoshop but for serious work i have heard photoshop is still the way to go which btw is one app i have heard that works with crossover office. i am slowly learning everyday on apps that replace the ones i use and for everything else till then is a good candidate for dual booting.
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    Try...

    Halo 2! Halo2!

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    Re: Try...

    Quote Originally Posted by LadyPixel
    Halo 2! Halo2!

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    Is for XBOX! Is for XBOX!

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    Re: A Wine experiment!

    Quote Originally Posted by warrion_2000
    I was thinking of trying to run some new games and other apps that are really popular (for instance MS Office and MSN etc) on wine, and then making a list of those which work and how well they work. There are sites like frankscorner.org but I have not seen any changes there in a long time.

    Recently I've been unable to use my Linux box, and I'm stuck with a notebook that has XP on it. I definitely want to do this in the near future.

    I wanted some suggestions about what programs people think are popular, and then try to run them. Wine for apps and certain games, and Cedega for other games.

    I would also like to know alternatives for popular Windows programs. OpenOffice.org/Koffice instead of MS Office, or Gaim instead of MSN.

    This has probably been done before, but I want to do it for myself and make a list of all this stuff.

    Thanks for listening.
    IMO their is no reason for porting either MS Office or MSN to GNU/Linux, since I find their native apps already better.

    Things I'd like to see ported:

    From MS Windows:
    Games and Photoshop(IMO only needed for professionals, the Gimp is good enough for everything I ever needed myself)

    From Apple:
    Itunes, Quicktime and Quartz.

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    Mabe a little off topic?

    I think it would be a great idea for you to see what programs from Windows work using wine or crossover office.

    Just make a list of programs, then say:

    How they work using Wine
    How they work using Crossover Office
    If there is a Linux equivilant.

    Also just for me would you please look into Winamp. I think the Linux equivilant of Winamp dosn't support .MP3 files, and Real Player dosn't have a media player list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxygen

    Also just for me would you please look into Winamp. I think the Linux equivilant of Winamp dosn't support .MP3 files, and Real Player dosn't have a media player list.
    Eh...?
    All xmms, beep(xmms and beep are both based on winamp), xine , mplayer, ... do support mp3.
    Since you're using Suse, see:
    http://www.madpenguin.org/cms/?m=show&id=3601

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    Codeweavers (Crossover Office) keeps a pretty good list what does and does not work.
    Good comment about not putting MSOffice on Crossover (Wine), BUT: If you need to run an Excel application with lot of Vbasic and macros, then you will need to install Excel.
    Photoshop 6 (maybe 7?) runs on Crossover, but CS does not.

    My wish list to get into Linux somehow:
    Fasttrack (scheduling tool)
    ACDSee (still the best photo album app
    Better scanner support
    Specialized digital photo tools---eg Panorama SW

    Suggestion: Rather than re-inventing the wheel, why not support Codeweavers efforts. Take a look at their website to see what they are looking for.

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