[Wine] windows programms starting linux programms

Bry Melvin brymelvin at melvinart.com
Tue Nov 21 13:39:34 CST 2006

--- Alan McKinnon <alan at linuxholdings.co.za> wrote:

> On Tuesday 21 November 2006 13:41, Jan Murawski
> wrote:
> > Hi.
> >
> > I have got the following problem: I'd like to use
> the windows version
> > of firefox in linux. 
> There's your problem. Why on earth would you ever
> want to do that? Some 
> researhc project maybe? Or do you need some
> Flash/ActiveX thingy?
> Just install and run the Linux version of firefox on
> Linux!
> alan
There are a number of reasons to do so. I use firefox
all the time inside wine, The winecfg utility alows
you to set your paths ...be careful with this however.

I do this daily however NOT with pure wine but
crossover and publishing software that needs a browser
to function correctly for preview functions. I have
installed Firefox 1.5 in pure wine and it works here
also. You may need scripting OLE Mozilla's active x
susbstitute etc to get full functionality. FWIW I have
also used it with Java 5 and Realplayer 10 flash and
shockwave. Pushing it that far seems to create zombie
wine processes and these need to be killed
periodically if your computers run 24/7.

Just a thought...if you need that much windows
functionality ...full suite...browser etc. You might
seriously look at getting Crossover Standard.

This would also allow you ie6,,,,but firefox is much
better and smoother running. 

Crossover also lets you isolate different "bottles" so
you can try new software without destroying what you
also have working...They are also a big contributor to


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