Installing/Running a Win98SE accounting app in Wine

Alexander Smirnov alexander.v.smirnov at
Tue Sep 18 07:32:36 UTC 2007

Alexander Smirnov wrote:
> john d. herron wrote:
>> For many years I've used a simple but efficient double-entry Windoze 
>> accounting program called Banana.
>> It is said (by users who've tried) to run well on top of Wine.
>> Have a working version of it in a dedicated folder on /hda1 (Win98SE) 
>> and an installable version on an original CD.
>> To try it out in my current Kubuntu 7.04 environment I've installed 
>> wine 0.9.83 via adept.
>> However, haven't found any (to me) understandable instructions on how 
>> to use it. KDE app menus show the following options:
>> Wine file, Wine help browser + Wine notepad (in Utilities); Wine 
>> configuration + Wine RegEdit (in Settings); and (but that's not what I 
>> seem to be needing right now...) Wine Software Uninstaller (in System).
>> I'm rather confused on what to do to try and get this Banana 
>> application running in Wine. Can anyone help?
>> Any newbie-speak suggestions will be thankfully appreciated.
>> jdh
>> _________________
>> kubuntu 7.04 on i586 w/ 512 MB
> Hello,
> To run windows application under Linux just run
> wine <application.exe>
> from folder where <application.exe> is located.
> in your case i think you should install Banana from original disk first, 
> and then copy your old working directory from hda1 to new location 
> (probably to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files). After this is done, try
> wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/<Banana folder>/<Banana executable>
as Knapp noted in neighbor thread, i think in the future it is 
reasonable to search for linux analog for your favorite application.
I can advise Kmymoney, it is good double-entry accounting program too.

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