Is there a beginners guide to wine anywhere?
The folks that develop WINE have put together some nice documentation for using it, including their full documentation pages, a HowTo article, and a FAQ:
WineHQ - Documentation
HowTo - The Official Wine Wiki
FAQ - The Official Wine Wiki
i was looking for them too. Thanks
Ozar - the font of all useful (and some not so) Linux information! :-) He's also an AWESOME Google master!