doc: Add a Quick start to the Wine User Guide
lats at yless4u.com.au
Sun Feb 11 02:32:10 CST 2007
This change came about when a friend described his problems in getting
wine going to see if it would help him with making a Windows app run
under Linux. He did not want to get into the details of wine as his was
a opportunistic need and his comment that hit home was "that many a
newbie expects software to just install but wine seems too complicated
and there is not a cheat sheet". It seems that there is nowhere where
the basics are described step by step for the first time casual user.
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+ <title>Quick start</title>
+ The process of installing and running wine can be summarised as
+ Get a distribution as indicated in <link
+ linkend="getting-wine">Getting Wine</link> and see
+ the <ulink url="http://www.winehq.org/site/download">Wine
+ Downloads</> page. For the casual or new user the simplest
+ is to get an rpm distribution.
+ Configure wine using the <link
+ </link> command. For most people wine should now be usable.
+ To test your installation run wine's Windows 3.1 like file
+ manager using the <filename>wine winefile</> command.
+ Run wine using the <link
+ <filename>filespec/appname.exe</></></link> command.
+ The first command you will run will be to install a package.
+ Typically something like <filename>wine
+ /media/cdrom/setup.exe</> or the equivalent.
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