Wine and wine tools in Dapper

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Mar 6 20:20:37 UTC 2006

dan wrote:

> On 3/6/06, Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 16:09 +0100, Paco Ros wrote:
>> > > Why don't you download the free VMware server and install
>> > > a minimal widows VM?  Save yourself the grief of dealing
>> > > with something that is reportedly busted.
>> Well, I'd have a problem with buying an MS product. IE is free, Windows
>> isn't, and you need Windows to run IE under VMWare. Also, starting an
>> entire operating system just for one application seems a little over the
>> top, like building a house to go to the toilet :-)
> I was under the impression that use of IE required a valid windows
> license?

As do most, if not all, MS Windows apps.  However, almost all of us actually
_have_ a valid Windows license, since they pretty well come with your PC.

> (To continue your analogy: if you dont build the house people will see
> you going to the toilet ;)

Well, if we must: can't we just have an outhouse (ie, Wine)?

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