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How Wine is not an emulator?

As I understand emulators (in a simple way), they do translate or substitute the function calls of a program using functions of system X into functions used by system Y in which the program is being ...
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Is cygwin like wine, but for linux applications?

Does cygwin work line wine, providing a compatibility layer inside a foreign os?
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Wine vs Virtualbox?

I have used Wine before. I recently heard of VirtualBox. Do they do the same thing? What are the differences and relative merits of these?
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How to remove Notepad from the applications list?

After installing Wine, Notepad has became a default application to open unknown textual files by double click. I'd like to eliminate this behaviour and remove Notepad from the list of applications ...
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What files should I copy from Windows into Wine?

As far as I understand Wine runtime does better if some libraries are copied from MS Windows, but some Windows system libraries really are not to be used with Wine (some can even make it stop working, ...
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Configuring File Associations in Ubuntu with Wine

Related to this question, I have Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. I downloaded PlayOnLinux 4.1.9 (the Precise version) and used it to install Microsoft Office 2010 Pro. PlayOnLinux downloaded Wine 1.5.21 and ...
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Fritz WLAN USB stick - Xlib/Xfree86 dev packages for installing Wine

I have installed Ubuntu 10.4 and want to install the driver for my Fritz WLAN USB stick according to http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/fritz!wlan_usb_stick (German site... sorry). Now I am trying to install ...
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Run an application with different TimeZone

I have an windows application (Under Wine) that only works when I change timezone to NewYork's TimeZone. with Any other zone it doesn't start!! So, Is it possible in Linux to run an application with ...
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How to fix Russian letters in a Wine application when adjusting LANG does not help?

An application with a Russian UI shows question marks instead the most of its text (some elements are rendered ok though). The system locale is English (en_US, en_IE), I've tried Ubuntu ant XUbuntu ...
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Arch Linux + Gnome: Wine going berserk on “open with” menu

First of all, when I installed Wine on my system, it decided to automatically associate its "notepad" application with all types of text and image files. This was annoying enough, but on top of that, ...
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How do I get GrindEQ (Latex plugin for Word) to work with Word in Wine?

GrindEQ is a plugin for MS Word. It allows one to type LaTeX code into a Word document, then export that into Word's formatting (converts equations into Equation Editor equations, and takes care of ...
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Transparently run wine programs

When I want to run a wine program I have to type e.g. $ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/TextAloud/TextAloudMP3.exe Would it be possible to run directly TextAloudMP3? I mean not only from command ...
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How do I tell if a Wine application uses hardware or software rendering?

I'm building an appliance/kiosk-type machine which is going to run a single fullscreen Wine application (Synthesia). I'm using Arch Linux running LXDE on an original 7-inch EeePC (well, souped up to ...
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Keyboard (mostly) doesn't work in Wine

When I run any program in wine (e.g. notepad), I can use the keyboard just fine until I click the mouse. As soon as I click the mouse for any reason, the keyboard stops working entirely. I'm using ...
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How can I force codepage/locale (different from my Linux system locale) for non-Unicode Wine applications?

I prefer using English locales for my system, but have to use some old Unicode-unaware Russian and Czech applications. In Windows I could set a locale for such applications in a separate Control Panel ...
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Run Windows program on Linux in a secure way

I am trying to find a way to achieve a secure execution of Windows programs inside a Linux installation. I suppose that a Windows malware should not do any damage (infect the machine), if executed ...
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Making Netflix-desktop more stable

I've installed netflix-desktop as per the iheartubuntu Netflix Desktop app guide. It works for about 2 hours and then crashes, taking down my KDE window manager with it. How can I make Netflix ...
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How to run programs in a Sandbox?

I have been using PlayOnLinux to run windows programs on Linux. PlayOnLinux creates a virtual drive for each program installed and every VD represents a different Windows XP computer. Any changes ...
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Access to the files beyond Wine's virtual disks

I'm totally new to Linux. I would like to know if the executables run through Wine have any access beyond the virtual drives provided by Wine (e.g. C:/, D:/)?
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Copying a file that is written at the same time

This related question can't solve my exact problem, so I'm writing a similar question. My scenario is the following: a program (run by wine) writes to a file sized about 10-500 KB. About 1 KB ...
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Wine installation problems in CentOS

Every time I use... yum install wine I get a message saying the package isn't found. I have used yum update but that does not work either. Moreover I accidentally ran chmod user:user /etc/yum... ...
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Does ie4linux work under Fedora?

I'm trying to install ie4linux, following this tutorial root yum install wine cabextract normal user wget -q http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz tar xfz ...
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How can I add additional resolution for my screen?

I tried to launch a game (GTA San Andreas) on wine. GTA showed Cannot find 800x600x32 video mode and closed immediately. The Computer I currently have is a Lenovo IdeaPad G510, with Intel HD ...
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InitDevice::CreateDevice problems with wine

I have a game on my Sony Vaio (Pirates of the Caribbean). Whenever I try to run it under Wine, I get the following error message: InitDevice::CreateDevice The device does not support the queried ...
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No sound in webex player in wine

I am using Fedora Core 10. I have installed wine with both wine-alsa and wine-oss sound drivers. I am able to hear test sounds by running winecfg, but when I run the webex player there is no sound, ...
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Can we use the exe files in RedHat 6 as we do in UBUNTU

in Ubuntu we can use .exe file using wine software. Is there any such software in RedHat so that we can use .exe files?
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Linux Fedora 20:How to use microsoft word, possibly with wine?

I have searched the Internet for answers to this question, and find a lot of confusing answers. I have had Linux Fedora 20 installed on my wife's computer, dual boot with Windows, and suggested ...
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“No package wine available” and “No package fluxbox available”

I'm running "Centos 6 64-bit" on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) (i.e. on the cloud). When I issue this command: "yum install vnc-server wine xterm fluxbox vsftpd firefox vnstat" I get some results ...
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How to install wine-1.4 in the sid repo?

I want to install the latest version of Wine in my Debian box. There is wine_1.4-0.1_i386.deb in the pool/w/wine/ directory in the Debian mirrors. I have added testing, sid repos in the sources.list ...
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Installing Flash Player for Safari in Ubuntu

I have installed Safari browser in Ubuntu 10.10 using Wine tricks. Now I wish to run a website which has Flash content. I am trying to install Adobe Flash but it is not working even though Flash is ...
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Difference between wine-wingdings and wingdings?

Is there any difference between wine-wingdings and wingdings (the true-type font available with Microsoft Windows)? By difference, I just mean is there any symbol that could be represented by ...
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office 2007 under wine: available for all user accounts?

I have succesfully installed office 2007 using Wine under 1 account on my parents computer (which now runs on linux mint 13 LTS XFCE). I installed it under 1 account and normally, when you do this in ...
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How to update application on Debian?

When I run a@debianVM:~$ wine --version I get: wine-1.4.1 And the website says: Latest stable release: Wine 1.6.2 How to update?
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Photoshop in Wine won't open, gives “File not found” error

Ever since moving to Linux Mint 14, Photoshop CS 2 in Wine has been unreliable. It ran a couple times after my first install, but now it has settled into never running, and instead, it just returns ...
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wine error when using divfix

When I'm logged in through SSH to a Scientific Linux 6.3 machine I get this error message: /usr/bin/wine /home/USER/.divfix/DivFix++.exe -i INPUT.avi -o out.avi wine: created the configuration ...
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Colors wrong in wine with new x server with 8 bit color

I have an old pc game (win95) that I'm trying to play through wine on my ubuntu box. I got it running and all that pretty jazz using this code; $ xinit /usr/bin/xterm -- :1 -ac -depth 8 Then in the ...
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Error launching Safari with PlayOnLinux

I've installed PlayOnLinux with the following commands: wget -q -O- http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O ...
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PlayOnLinux error on application when I change my timezone

I have a game (scrolls.com) that I'm running under wine. Everything was OK, until I moved and changed my timezone. Now, if I keep my old timezone it works. But if I change the timezone to something ...
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How do I install WINE in RHEL 6.3?

I'm a beginner in Linux and I'm having a problem installing wine I'm using RHEL 6.3 and when I use yum install wine it keeps giving me this Blockquote Error: Package: wine-core-1.4.1-1.el6.i686 ...
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How can I limit wine's permissions?

I don't want wine to: have access to the network (extra: separately defined access control per program that uses wine to start) have access to the main users files (run wine as different user??) ...
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DirectX installed on Wine althought it doesn't work in games

I have installed DirectX on Wine used winetricks to have better graphics in my games. Althought it doesn't work! When I want to run GTA: San Andreas it shows I have to download and install DirectX. In ...
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Outlook on Kubuntu 14.0.4 with Wine

I have Kubuntu 14.04 and am mandated by my employer to use Outlook 2013 for company email for "security reasons". I currently solve this problem by having a virtual Windows 7. This seems like a bit of ...
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How to freeze system clock for a wine application? [duplicate]

I have a windows program, that works only to a particular date. It's a legacy application and I can't change the source code. Is there any way to set a specific date in the system clock for the wine ...
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Wine fails with DirectX on Pinguy

I am trying to use Wine to play a 3d game on Linux that will run as long as the base system has the correct Direct X rendering. I have tried the Wine configurations and come up with: ...
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Is there a version of Wine that actually runs mainstream chat clients?

Is there a version of Wine that actually runs mainstream chat clients? I'm willing to consider commercial forks. I'd need it to support at least: Yahoo QQ Skype (yes there's a native client but it's ...
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Lightweight Debian based distro?

Can anyone recommend an lightweight debian based distribution working on an PC with 800 MHZ CPU and 64 MB RAM? Also, would some old games like Worms Armageddon or Diablo 2 work on the lightweight ...
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Enable second monitor from shell

So... I have two monitors on my Ubuntu machine. And every time I launch some Windows OpenGL application under Wine it turns off the second monitor. And leaves it turned off when the application exits. ...
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testing sites on current Internet explorer on mint 16

I need a reliable way to perform compatibility testing for websites on IE 9+. I'm running Mint 16 and have attempted WINE emulation but it doesn't appear to have a current version. I would prefer a ...
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how to uninstall notepad from Ubuntu 13.04?

There is a program named notepad on my Ubuntu which I want to remove as I never use it. I have got update for notepad of 80 MB from software updater. And I don't want to download that 80 MB. I ...
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Installing wine from source without root access

I'm trying to install wine on my computer without root access. I know to change the prefix using automake --prefix=$HOME/Self_Programs but then I get this error message: [tomas@wizard wine-1.1.27]$ ...