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Hello, I have attempted to use Wine for quite a few windows programs but have only found one that will work. After I download a .exe file I right click ...
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- 04-30-2012 #1
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- Apr 2012
- Vancouver, WA
I have attempted to use Wine for quite a few windows programs but have only found one that will work. After I download a .exe file I right click and choose open with Wine. After the program installs I always get the message that the program has enountered a serious error and must close. Is there some other step that I am missing or are there just not that many programs it will run?
- 04-30-2012 #2
There is the winehq app db, which collects informations about the useability of various windows tools under linux.
Imho, wine is remarkeable work on a complex topic.
But I usually use a VM if I really have to use a windows app or boot a native windows for games.
The reason is essentially the same for both cases:
Wine as an environment is not recognized by the devs,
the apps/games are therefore not tested there,
and as a user you can end up wasting time installing/bughunting.
Which is not acceptable for a professional work environment
and for sure it does not add to the fun for a game.
On the other hand: VM/dualboot will work for sure.
They do cost license fees and VM is the "kill it with hardware" approach,
but in my case: I prefer to take that road.You must always face the curtain with a bow.