[Wine] Windows Software Install

Paul Johnson baloo at ursine.ca
Fri May 23 14:57:06 CDT 2008

On Thursday 22 May 2008 06:18:28 pm MizonNet wrote:
> Am just about to download my 1st linux os  :D , and have come across this
> site, My question is this can I install ANY windows software with Wine in
> linux ?  i.e. dvd software 

DVDs are best played in their native environment, though you can check the 
appdb for a particular DVD program you want to try.

> / itunes

Contains DRM and thus is defective by design; consider another method.  If you 
must have iTunes, it barely works.  

> / kaspersky anti virus etc ?

Not necessary.  Just don't run untrusted binaries in wine (though you really 
shouldn't be running untrusted binaries in any environment).

> and if so    
> do I have to download the xp versions of all windows software ?


> Sorry if this is a dumb question, but am totally new to linux.
> I'll be using eAR OS Free Edition with media player

You might find it easier to learn and get questions answered about a more 
mainstream distribution unless one of your Linux using friends that you can 
turn to suggested that distribution.

Paul Johnson
baloo at ursine.ca

Explaination of .pgp part: http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Mail/rant-gpg.html
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