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    Wine configuration


    I downloaded and installed wine for Mandriva LE 2005. I have a question, Can I run programas without a configuration ? Must I config wine to run on Mandriva ? I read on WINEHQ.COM and it saids that I must copy the dir_to_wine_source_code/documentation/samples/config ~/.wine/config but I can't find it. Some references ?

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    Not quite sure if I understand you properly, but in my experience Wine isn't that distro-specific. If you install it correctly it will work on any distro.

    It only seems to be good for fairly ordinary executables like - for eg. - a Windows text editor or a URL checking programme.

    I've had it running Photoshop before now with some success. If you're thinking of using it for games you might prefer to try Cedega (which used to be called WineX).

    That might help a bit

    EDIT: Okay - there are more distro-specific binaries for Wine So installing it as an RPM would be good. Try looking here.
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    Thanks

    Thanks fingal, I'll try with Cedega . . .

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    isnt it cedega a licensed software ??? its just that in my country philippines, its very very strict in licensing softwares and we dont want to get involved with it ... of the raid of microsoft team thats why we shift in linux

    im just curios i am working in computer shop with 30 units and i want to try some windows programs without license like ragnarok and others

    and im also curios if yahoo messanger runs in cedega or wine with the capabality of viewing the web cam of other users ...

    thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernighan
    isnt it cedega a licensed software ??? its just that in my country philippines, its very very strict in licensing softwares and we dont want to get involved with it ... of the raid of microsoft team thats why we shift in linux

    im just curios i am working in computer shop with 30 units and i want to try some windows programs without license like ragnarok and others

    and im also curios if yahoo messanger runs in cedega or wine with the capabality of viewing the web cam of other users ...

    thnx
    Cedega is a 'fork' of the WINE project, so you pay to download and use it. Once it's paid for, there are no serious legal threats. As long as you are running a game which you have obtained legally, you are entitled to run it on Cedega.

    As far as Yahoo Messenger is concerned, use Gaim which works with Yahoo AIM and ICQ. Microsoft don't rule your life ... don't let them.

    Of course, you need to be sure of your own country's laws before going ahead and loading things up, but I can't imagine that there is a problem.
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