[Wine] how to run programs on Mac OS X
jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Sun Jul 4 16:36:52 CDT 2010
Charles Davis wrote:
> On 7/4/10 7:58 AM, Karl Muller wrote:
>> I'm a new mac user, and I'm a little lost.
> I'm an existing Mac user, and I know my way around. Welcome!
>> I've downloaded WINE and successfully used it to install a program called MATLAB R2007b 7.5 (it's a program for science/engineering stuff).
> Why, when there's a Mac-native version? (Or, did you happen to own the
> Windows version and not have a license to use the Mac version?) Just so
> you know, when there's a native version of a program, most people here
> will tell you to run the native version instead of running the Windows
> version in Wine.
+1 for running the native version. MatLab does not and will not support
Wine. Thus, if it breaks, you get to keep the pieces and you have no
support from them.
> That file is generated by Wine for the benefit of Desktop Environments
> like GNOME and KDE on systems like Linux, because they don't understand
> Windows' shortcuts. Mac OS doesn't understand .desktop files, so it's
> best to ignore them.
I delete them. They clutter up my desktop.
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