The pest again

Jeffrey Needle jeff.needle at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 22:40:49 UTC 2008


On Sun, 2008-07-20 at 11:58 -0700, Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
> Jeffrey Needle wrote:
> > I just downloaded Wine and it installed just fine.  It appears in my
> > Applications drop-down menu.
> > 
> > When I start Wine, I choose "Browse C:\ drive" and it gives me only two
> > folders -- Program Files and Windows.  Under Program Files I should have
> > hundreds of folders, Common Files and Internet Explorer.  There's no
> > starting point for running a WinXP program.
> > 
> > Am I doing something wrong?  I'm using Wubi's install of Ubuntu with the
> > gnome desktop.  Thanks again.
> 
> Is this now a dual-boot Ubuntu/WinXP system?  I get the distinct 
> impression that you are expecting WINE to magically give you access to 
> the "Windows side" of a dual-boot system.  Which is not what it does 
> at all.  What it will do is let you run some Windows applications 
> under control of its Win32 API compatibility layer (emulation).  But 
> you've got to install the apps.  Go here for more about WINE:
> 
> <http://www.winehq.org/>
> -- 

Yup.  My bad.  I really misunderstood the whole concept.  Sorry!



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