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madhatter632 is right. playonlinux will also help you correctly install your fonts in Wine, which as a newbie myself, I fragged badly the first time....
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    madhatter632 is right. playonlinux will also help you correctly install your fonts in Wine, which as a newbie myself, I fragged badly the first time.

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    RE: My "status as OpenSource user is disputable" also. LOL!

    You do not have the slightest idea of what does it mean to loose the OpenSourse status and to fall under the crossfire of the 'imperial destroyers' (the copyright lawyers) ... in a time of crisis.
    You will be directly evaporated into plasma within no more than 10 nanosec.

    RE: The AutoCAD
    Most of the cracks, that are published on Internet, of professional software with prices within the range of USD 5000 - 6000 (as is the case) have attached 'additional equipment' (different forms of MalWare).

    Linux does not have 6-digit number of viruses, and yet it is vulnerable. For further details see: Linux malware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Buy a VariCAD license and don't put at stake your corporate clients and their computers. In some of the cases the damages may virtually exceed the price of the project.

    RE: The Fonts
    Most probably you mean the TTF of M$. There is no problem to install these fonts without WINE. I personally have installed these with the package: msttcorefornts-1.3-4.noarch.rpm ... with the Package Installer.

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    I think most of us knew what direction he was pointing to with the way he phrased his question.

    no one has mentioned "cracks or keygens" .

    he could find a source to download the program if he has a valid product key .

    any program that you download from the net regardless of where or who it's coming from is a possible danger, but if you live your life thinking everything is going to damage your computer or have a lack of knowledge on how to fix it when something happens, you might just want to pull the plug and play it safe and never open your email again, never download anything again what your referring to is being completely paranoid on anything over the net, your almost sounding like a net cop telling us wrong from right and your opinion on open source, being someone that has used linux since 1997 I agree that we are a lot further along then the beginning and you should be able to find something comparable within the linux repository , that's the whole purpose of these forums is to help each other find answers and let the moderators judge weather the questions being asked are against forum rules . I'm not trying to flame you so please don't take it that way, none of use can ask questions that would violate copy right laws, that's common sense.

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    Okay... on that note, maybe you could help me understand Wine a bit more. (Any additional Wine links are appreciated!)

    Does Wine automatically map things such as fonts back into the Linux root, or does it require duplicate installs or links to be written into configs?

    So far, as a noob, I've managed to run only a couple of simple Winblow$ programs either installed through Wine or PlayOnLinux.

    PS: If I don't pay for, it's OpenSource.

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    playonlinux works with wine but unfortunately just because they claim it's compatible with one the other or both you'll hit those darn road blocks with your "winblow$" programs normally because your computer, sound card or video card are not up to par this normally happens more with laptops then desktops .
    if your just getting into linux the best thing to do is just keep at it making your mistakes will teach you more then anyone can, try different distro's to what sometimes won't work on ubuntu will work on fedora and vise versa for example.

    open source is a large community and they have there own law dogs, they normally wouldn't go after the user unless the user is violating open source polices, that would be in short if someone was to program there linux to run something made by someone else, you wouldn't be violating open source polices as much as your violating the someone else polices, there for you'd get the nasty Cease and desist letter from them and not from open source .


    remember even though it's free some of these distro's are headed up by a few guy's in there spare time and to show our appreciation we should try to contribute to them ( I'd say once you find the distro you love contribute if you can) helping them is helping all of us in the long run.

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    RE: 'any program that you download from the net regardless of where or who'
    O.K., I am not prepared to discuss the philosophical issues of the Net at that level. The idea was that if and when the original software developers decide to 'forge your hat' it doesn't matter of what your are doing and talking online and offline.
    I have another question - if a guy prefers a license of USD 6000 to a license of USD 200 for software doing virtually the same what the conclusion from this might be. Anyway.

    RE: 'the paranoid issue'
    This is not the point. To download 'something' from the Net is one thing, and to invite sure death on your computer and on your perspectives to develop as a software engineer is a little bit different.
    Open source was intended to make an oasis from the software licences and the continuous robbing of your skills and labor by the interceptors of the large corporations and the organised blackmailing of the distribution chains ... and there is not a single reason once you have escaped from this to invite it back again on your computer.
    Maybe there are things that I will never understand.

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    if I had to make a guess on your license question I would have to go with your key words "virtually the same" as a lets say high end program lets use usd6000 would more then likely have a few more options maybe a little better graphics then the usd200, it's the same thing though with guys that dual boot there might be a program close in linux but then again maybe you've already paid a couple hundred dollars for the program or as I've seen first hand over the years there company only use brand x and that's what your stuck with, but in the end if usd6000 cost $400 and usd200 is free it would boil down to what you really needed features wise .

    I'm not sure what you mean by "invite sure death on your computer and on your perspectives to develop as a software engineer is a little bit different" are you referring to copy right laws or virus's or malware?
    as for the other part "perspectives to develop as a software engineer is a little bit different" are you a software engineer and what is the different perspective that your referring to ?

    I can take a guess but that would be unfair for both of us.

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    RE: ... 'if I had to make a guess on your license question' ...
    You don't need to make any guesses - everything is said explicitly. In terms of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Structures in Construction VariCAD does practically everything that can be done with AutoCAD. In terms of Architectural Design - I don't know.

    RE: ... '(the more expensive program has) maybe a little better graphics' ...
    This is a personal assumption without any evidences. If you are so curious to know install both CAD programs on your computer and compare them with a test project. It is not only graphics to be compared - there are also some other things like functionality, accessibility, user-friendly interface, reliability, video-acceleration, memory usage, etc.

    RE: 'are you referring to copy right laws or virus's or malware?'
    The 3 in 1, but the malware outperforms the other two, and if you don't know what a 'standard' malware can do I am not the person to acquaint you with the theme.

    RE: .. 'are you a software engineer' ...
    I were in the past - developer of expert systems, but you don't need this information.

    Regards

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    I'm not really interested in a argument over this, what I was referring to was a in general base of programs, I've never had to use autocad or varicad, hence why i was referring to in general.

    yes I know the difference in all 3 and if you have some issue with the removal of any three of them I don't have the time to explain it to you .


    you may want to stop being insulting I was just trying to have a conversation with you and although it's none of your business I am a developer also, I primarily work internet security with commercial based company's, so thanks for the conversation but your expertise leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to communication..................................... ...................

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    RE: 'but your expertise leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to communication'
    Wait a minute. In my message there are 4 YOUs and 3 Is; and in your - 4 YOUs and ... 9 Is. The question is: which one of the messages is more personal and more unprofessional.

    RE: The Main Theme
    So and so this thread went too far - I have a proposal to rename it to: A Complex WINE Question of the Unexpected

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