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  Author  Subject: RE: Using Wine to Run Windows Applications

Posted on 12-27-2001 07:20 p.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Matthew Azzaro <>

It's been a while since I used linux, but I know there was a program
called VMWare that was supposed to by top notch at running Win32 apps in
Linux. I know they used to have a free evaluation copy, and I think the
full version was around $100 or so.. Look it up on line, good luck!


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On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, vasudeva wrote:

> > I am trying to switch to Linux to run all my applications. It seems that
> > using wine would server my purposes. I have downloaded and installed wine
> > from Codeweavers, but I cannot get it to run any windows applications. Has
> > anybody been sucessful in using wine? Is there more complete
> > documentation on any other site?
> Hehe... I had the same hope just before trying it myself -- then I
> encountered the bewilderingly short list of applications WINE will actually
> run. The authors make a point of saying it's a way to "run Windows
> applications without MIcrosoft," as opposed to "run Microsoft software on
> Linux" or something like that. The upshot is, a huge number of popular apps
> don't work under WINE. This includes most MS software, as far as I could
> determine.
> Hopefully, I was just being lazy, and didn't do my homework enough, and your
> results will be different. Let me know if so -- getting my girlfriend's
> Outlook Express running in X would make it lots easier to switch to Linux
> (or FreeBSD).
> /></

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