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    I'm a new linux user. i'm really confuesed about wine.

    I searched the web long hard for help. but, came up with nothing. I need help setting up wine so i can run office xp.

    Does wine need windows installed or not.

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    It does not. However, if you have Windows on another partition, you can access applications there with WINE (though you may have difficulty saving stuff).

    For the record, Linux has OpenOffice.org, which has all the Office apps. It can also read and write most Windows formats.


    However, if you truly want to use Office XP for some reason...

    First off, let's install Wine:

    http://www.winehq.com/site/download

    Choose the package for your distro. If it's an RPM, it can be installed by:

    Code:
    rpm -i <RPM NAME>
    Alrighty. Score! We've got Wine installed.

    Now you need to check that you have a directory ~/.wine . Is it there? Good!

    Now the fun part:

    Put the Office XP CD into your cd-rom drive. Now mount that drive:

    Code:
    mount /mnt/cdrom    <-- Change this to wherever the CD drive actually mounts
    Now cd into that drive:

    Code:
    cd /mnt/cdrom
    Look for whichever application you want's install.exe file. Then run:

    Code:
    wine install.exe
    And there you go. It will probably install to the ~/.wine/drive_c directory. To run it:

    Code:
    cd ~/.wine/drive_c/wherever/it/installed/to
    wine app_name.exe
    Okie dokie?

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    Thanks

    Thanks looks easy enough to do ill give it a shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    It does not. However, if you have Windows on another partition, you can access applications there with WINE (though you may have difficulty saving stuff).

    For the record, Linux has OpenOffice.org, which has all the Office apps. It can also read and write most Windows formats.


    However, if you truly want to use Office XP for some reason...

    First off, let's install Wine:

    http://www.winehq.com/site/download

    Choose the package for your distro. If it's an RPM, it can be installed by:

    Code:
    rpm -i <RPM NAME>
    Alrighty. Score! We've got Wine installed.

    Now you need to check that you have a directory ~/.wine . Is it there? Good!

    Now the fun part:

    Put the Office XP CD into your cd-rom drive. Now mount that drive:

    Code:
    mount /mnt/cdrom    <-- Change this to wherever the CD drive actually mounts
    Now cd into that drive:

    Code:
    cd /mnt/cdrom
    Look for whichever application you want's install.exe file. Then run:

    Code:
    wine install.exe
    And there you go. It will probably install to the ~/.wine/drive_c directory. To run it:

    Code:
    cd ~/.wine/drive_c/wherever/it/installed/to
    wine app_name.exe
    Okie dokie?

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