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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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    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 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?

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    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.

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