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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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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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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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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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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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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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C compiler cannot create executables

I'm trying to install wine on Linux Mint 17.1. I ./configure'd as root to install it. Input: cd Downloads/wine-1.6.2 ./configure Output: checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu ...
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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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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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What does 'wine: Bad EXE format for Z:\m\Desktop\PortForward Network Utilities.desktop' mean?

Installed wine on Debian to run a Windows exe - specifically the PortForward Network Utilities bundle: http://portforward.com/help/setup_static_ip_address.htm ). Input: wine '/m/PortForward ...
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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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How to prevent DPMS from activating when a full-screen window is open?

I am generally quite happy with DPMS screen blanking but for one (rather annoying situation): when playing a game through Wine with a gamepad the screen blanks after a while. I guess that in this case ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 15.04 PlayOnLinux Evernote can't edit notes

Just installed Ubuntu 15.04 (yes, I know that I'm a slowpoke). On Ubuntu 14.10 I was using Evernote via POL and everything was OK. Now I have a weird problem. Everything is synced. I can see a list ...
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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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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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Mounting a SafeDisc-protected ISO on Linux

I have a copy of a very old and obscure software CD (circa 2004). The disc uses SafeDisc copy protection and needs to be in the CD tray for the program to run. I have been using the original CD under ...
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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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Directx application using wine over ssh -x

I'm trying to run a Windows app (Artemis video game - server mode) on my archlinux server. As it is an windows application I have to run it using Wine. As I'd like to be able to launch the server ...
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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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Why can wine run 64bit programs on Linux but not on Mac?

I read about a developer saying it doesn't work, "and probably never will". Why is this? The two OSes aren't that radically different, I think.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cocoa API implementation for Linux?

Is there any Wine-like project for running OS X apps on Linux? I mean an implementation of Cocoa API for standard Linux machine, as it is done with Wine.
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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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Use wine without user interaction

I want to run a Windows executable (a console application) from a shell script. This script is part of a bigger project that automatically builds packages, so I need to avoid user interaction. ...
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Text-to-speech in a script

Currently, I'm using wine and Windows TTSApp.exe application for text-to-speech. It is GUI application and works well with SAPI-5 voices. I will choose a text file with a few clicks and convert it to ...
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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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“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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Wine and Linux Security

I'm trying to understand what are the security implications/consequences of installing Wine. Does installing wine means that my Linux OS will be prone to "Windows" type of viruses and malware as well? ...
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What does the xpad kernel module provide? (And what would I lose by disabling it?)

Backstory I wanted to use xbox controller for some steam-on-wine games. I found xboxdrv which claims to make xbox controller work for wine programs. When I run $sudo xboxdrv I get: xboxdrv 0.8.5 - ...
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Wine: do not check for Mono installation

I want to use wine without Mono, as I only want to run pure win32 applications, no .NET stuff at all. Is there a way to skip the mono check when configuring a (new) Wineprefix?
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unable to find an interpreter when running a Windows executable

I uninstalled my wine, and installed a higher version of wine by compiling source. However when I run an exe executable (whose path is in $PATH), it doesn't work as it used to: $ PDFXCview.exe ...
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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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1Password & Wine on Linux Mint

When I run 1Password (Windows version) using Wine on Linux Mint, should the belonging browser add-on running natively in Firefox work, or must the browser also run in Wine? Is there any settings or ...
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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?