Wine should be included with UBUNTU . . .

Mon Nov 13 03:27:41 UTC 2006

Dear Graham;
wine must have surly improved, since I had not used it
18 months back. I used it on SuSE and I had no issue what 
so ever. Also I am not intending to use MSoffice on it. There is 
CAD viewer which I want to use and also some simple engineering
Thanks for the reply.
Yagnesh Desai
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 10:06:59 +0000
From: Graham Watkins <gingecat_gw at>
Subject: Re: Wine should be included with UBUNTU . . .
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
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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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