The pest again

Jeffrey Needle jeff.needle at
Sun Jul 20 22:42:16 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-07-20 at 12:01 -0700, Pastor JW wrote:
> On Sunday 20 July 2008 11:01:44 am 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.
> Lets see, you are in windoze running Ubuntu (Wubi runs Ubuntu in a windows 
> file), which you inturn are setting up to run windoze?  The long way around 
> the house!  Actually WINE works best for running just a windoze app, you 
> know, that game you can't live without which won't run on anything but 
> windoze?  You are not running a whole windoze installation with WINE; just 
> enough to run the app is all.   

Sigh. I wish it were just a game.  I have a CD full of printed works
that I like to refer to on an ongoing basis.  Should I use Wine to
re-install the app?

I'm old enough to know that, if you're dumb about things, as I am, you
may as well ask...<grin>

> -- 
> 73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276

Jeffrey Needle
jeff.needle at

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