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    32 or 64bit applications on 64bit Wine, what is safer?


    There is a piece of window$ software I would like to test out on WINE. I am running Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 64bit. I have wine 1.3 installed with winetricks. I have the option of either a 32bit or 64bit version of the window$ application. Are my chances for a successful install better with the 32 or 64bit version of the window$ application? Which is recommended? Does it matter?

    Any advice is welcome, thanks in advance.

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    The beauty of WINE is that its an emulator. I'd say go with the 64-bit. If its no good, use the 32 bit app. If WINE becomes unstable, you can blow it away and start from scratch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scathefire View Post
    The beauty of WINE is that its an emulator. I'd say go with the 64-bit. If its no good, use the 32 bit app. If WINE becomes unstable, you can blow it away and start from scratch.
    Also, you can install the 64-bit version with 32-bit parts installed also in case some stuff absolutely require the 32-bit code. FWIW, I am running Wine 1.2.3 on a RHEL 6.0 clone (Scientific Linux).
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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