[Wine] If a program won't run under Wine
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed Jul 21 15:02:14 CDT 2010
I have started this discussion on the Ubuntu forum (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1534491), but I was advised to come here.
I did it. I finally got somebody else onto Ubuntu. OK, it is my mother but so far so good. I had to install MS Office and then some dictionaries - all under Wine.
Now I have got stuck, there are some legal dictionaries written for Windows, released in 2002/2003 and absolutely DO NOT want to work under Wine.
I tried install under Wine or copying files from a Windows install (from another PC). Can anyone suggest what I can try?
Is my only option VirtualBox and running a virtual Win session just for one lousy program.
There are no linux alternatives as these dicts are for a niche market.
I have also tried Crossover and came to the same error message returned by the install program as I got in wine.
Suggestions kindly accepted. Should I explore copying an already installed program from a windows machine - I don't exclude that I didn't copy everything, but I am not sure how I could track exactly what got installed where.
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