File Installation

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Mar 17 14:43:55 UTC 2006

Duncan Lithgow wrote:

> On Fri, 2006-03-17 at 13:24 +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:
>> On Friday 17 March 2006 02:23, Josué Alcalde González wrote:
>> > Wine is a program which allow to run windows applications in linux.
>> > It is only a beta and it doesn't work for all applications.
>> > Sometimes, it needs hard work to make it work.
>> > You sholud check the wine site for more information
>> >
>> The original poster seems new to this new-fangled Linux thing, so I'd
>> recommend he also installs WineTools to make the process easier. I
>> don't have the URL handy but there's a link to it from the download
>> page at

> lat time I checked WineTools wasn't compatible with the wine 0.x series.
> I'd love to hear of a tool that is, Franks Corner has lots of good
> guides for getting things running though.

It seems to be mostly compatible, now, as I've been playing with all sorts
of wine stuff this week.  However, I'd really not want to recommend using
wine (as-is) to newbies.  It's not for the faint of heart - I still can't
figure out a way to get IE (any version) to run on 0.9.9.  That's after
trying Winetools, Sidenet, Frank's Corner, WineHQ and a couple of others.

> Do the guys over at Cedega contribute code to wine? If not then I'd
> recommend seeing if Crossover Office from codeweaver can run the apps
> concerned - they give code back to wine. Help CrossOver = help wine.

For someone who's having as much trouble as the OP, Crossover would be my

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