Countering arguments against Wine

Ryan Underwood nemesis-lists at
Mon Nov 1 20:03:47 CST 2004

On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 04:32:02PM +0200, Holly Bostick wrote:

> find that it doesn't necessarily "feel strange" or at least as strange 
> as I might have imagined. What mostly feels strange is the complications 
> of getting the program started in the first place (having to cd to the 
> application folder to run wine <program_name> from a terminal, or having 
> to write a little start script in order to make a panel shortcut to it).

You might look into the kernel's miscellaneous binary format support.
On my Debian system, with binfmt-support package installed, I can
directly execute a PE executable (WINE is invoked automatically by the

Ryan Underwood, <nemesis at>
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