[Wine] Newbie Question

Gert van den Berg wine-users at mohag.net
Wed Sep 29 14:22:05 CDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 14:16, temlehdrol <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> I'm sure this or similar questions have come up previously but I'm looking for a more definitive answer.  The company I work for is in the process of going from Win NT 4/2000 (yeah we're up to date) to server 2008.  However as I'm sure many of you know the costs are insane with having to re-buy licenses and what not.  We've already purchased 2 new servers one of which for SQL Server 2008 and another for files and terminal server.  Long story short is there a way to get wine to work with VB.Net applications connecting to SQL Server as well as C++ Apps again connecting to SQL Server.  Obviously being able to switch users over to Linux workstations plus eventually all the servers (though I'm sure the later will be a ways off since we just bought the one for SQL).  The plan would be to be able to move what we have now over using (hopefully) wine and then all the new stuff creating for the Linux Platform.
> I know the fluff for .Net is to be able to program for any platform just wondering how true that really is.  I'm guessing it's not but one can really hope.
Test it...

Also test the .NET applications directly under Mono without Wine involved...

If you want a supported solution, contact CodeWeavers... (Which might
be a good idea if you run critical business apps under Wine) Wine's
stable versions tend to be somewhat outdated and the development
releases sometimes break things that used to work. (Wine tend to be
more up to date than the CodeWeavers applications, but you are often
in the hands of forum users if it break)

(Many applications work under Wine, but Wine is far from complete and
some of the harder and less commonly used parts of Windows are

Old .NET versions (<= 2 IIRC) seem to function decently under Wine.


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