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    Installing Windows programs


    I can't seem to make Wine work. I use the command wine program.exe to try to run a simple program and get the error message

    fixme:mmtime:timeBeginPeriod Stub; we set our timer resolution at minimum
    err11drv:X11DRV_CreateWindow invalid window width -4232

    Also--assuming I get wine to work--I want to install Reason 3.0 (music software) from CD. How can I install Reason (or any other program) with Wine? Will it be such a pain to use Reason in Linux that I should just stick to Windows?

    And if its not feasible, is there a good Reason/Pro Tools alternative in Linux?

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    Re: Installing Windows programs

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulRodgers
    Will it be such a pain to use Reason in Linux that I should just stick to Windows?
    That's a quotable quote. I don't use commercial music editing software, but most larger programs will not work well in WINE. There's no reason you can't just dual-boot and use MS Windows when you need that program. Many gamers like myself have done that in the past.
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    Re: Installing Windows programs

    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    There's no reason you can't just dual-boot and use MS Windows when you need that program.
    Thing is, I built the computer and would rather not buy and install MS Windows for one program. Anyone who uses Pro Tools type software in Linux, advice appreciated.

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    Re: Installing Windows programs

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulRodgers
    Thing is, I built the computer and would rather not buy and install MS Windows for one program.
    Ah. I see. Well, good luck then.
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    if you are confident you can mess around with the WINE config files. you could also try crossover office. if you go on the website, people will be able to tell you if it's any good.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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