[Wine] Re: Newbie Questions
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Tue Feb 2 18:00:59 CST 2010
Not everything will work in wine. As for the previous suggestions, how familiar are you with working in the windows registry? If you are very familiar, I would search through for all references to your programs in your working windows install and then make sure they are all in the wine registry. Look for any problems with dll's in the logs and substitute them from your windows, as they obviously work with your software. Be sure and read the instructions on how to do this first.
If those don't work, you can try some other packages such as VirtualBox and Vmplayer. google them. These are virtual machines and are free. Also there are wine derivatives such as Crossover and Bordeaux which cost $20 each but I believe you can get a demo to see if it works before you pay.
Unfortunately, there is no single solution for running windows apps in linux, expecially when working with proprietary software. Trying to get specialty apps working will probably take some experimentation and forum research. Good luck. I feel your pain, as I am doing the same thing.
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