Ubuntu 8.4 problem

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Fri Jan 30 00:37:50 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen wrote:

> David Curtis wrote:
>> <snip>
>>>> Well the last time I tried Wine there were about 5 Windows programs it
>>>> could handle. The one I was interested in using did not work.
>>> Karl
>> What a load of s**t, The app database at WineHQ has over 11000 entries.
>> Wine, if it works here, would definitely be the easiest solution to
>> implement.
>     I went to goggle and found the Wine pages. In the first page it says:
> Wine is still under development, and it is not yet suitable for general
> use.

LOL.  You have to understand that they've been saying that _forever_.  The 
Wine developers are the most cautious software geeks on the planet.  It 
really is waaaaaayyyy better that that.
>     So why do you want to make this new guy try to make this work?

Because if you have _one_ application you need, the simplest thing is to go 
to WineHQ.org and see what other people say about that app.  If they say it 
is "Gold", making it run under Wine is almost certainly simpler than dual 
booting with Windows.  If it's rated "Silver", it's probaby simpler.  
Anything else, and it might be a bit painful (though if you get it 
configured, it's still easier than either rebooting or starting a VM).

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