[Wine] Re: Newbie Question

doh123 wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed Sep 29 21:33:09 CDT 2010

temlehdrol 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.

never tried.. no idea... it depends more on the specific application and what all it uses to wether it works or not. There is no way to really know if its going to work until you try it.

but .NET isn't for programming on any platform, its Windows only.  Now Mono on the other hand tries to be .NET compatible and work on most platforms.... there are some .NET prorams that work in Wine fine with mono installed.. or with older versions of .NET installed.

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