Wine should be included with UBUNTU . . .

Graham Watkins gingecat_gw at
Sun Nov 12 10:06:59 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 01:23 -0500, Don Parris wrote:

> Well, including Wine in the default install would be a waste of space
> for a number of users, like myself, who no longer run any Windows
> programs.  I would have to un-install it.  Meanwhile, there are other
> projects that would be more universally usable and might make a good
> fit on an Ubuntu CD.  I suppose it might not be bad to have Wine
> included on an Ubuntu DVD, but not a basic install CD. 
In my experience, Wine is more trouble than it's worth anyway. Even the
stuff that works i.e. MS Office and IExplore tend to crash at crucial
moments. There are adequate Linux substitutes for these anyway.  Stuff
for which there exists no adequate substitute tends not to work -apart
from a few simple games.

If you are the kind of person who can hack stuff, this may not be
entirely true but most of us just want to run programs that work.

This post assumes that wine has not improved out of all recognition in
the last 18 months.


Graham Watkins

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