[Wine] New to Linux and Wine, need to know a few things

doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Mon Jan 9 19:09:42 CST 2012

On 01/09/2012 07:43 PM, semint wrote:
> doug wrote:
>> You install Wine with the package manager that comes with your Linux distro.  Then you download the win ap, or put it in
>> CD/DVD reader, and just install it, as if you were in Windows.  Go get
>> the .exe file, snap on it, and it will install.
> So what you're saying is that Wine works on its own as a Windows installation, it doesn't need a real Windows to run, just software that runs under Windows?
That's correct.  And you can put an icon on the desktop for the program 
you want to run, just as if it were a Windows
system. Snap on the icon, and the program will run. (Assuming you don't 
have some goofy Linux distro that doesn't
support desktop icons.)


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