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Does Cygwin work like wine? No. Does it provide a compatibility layer inside a foreign OS? Yes. Wine can run Windows executables on Linux, but Cygwin cannot run Linux executables on Windows. Instead, Linux programs have to be compiled specifically for Cygwin, whereby the aim of the Cygwin project is to make that as straightforward as possible, i.e. it's ...


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Well, how emulators and virtual machines simulate internal Windows logic on host non-Windows systems? Isn't that by translating Windows system calls into the host's own respective calls? No, or at least not in the sense that WINE does -- by literally translating system calls one to one in user space. An emulator does this abstractly via a more ...


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They are not the same, no. VirtualBox is a "virtual machine", which means that it create a system where the software inside thinks it is on a real piece of hardware; VirtualBox can run Windows, MacOSX, Linux, SunOS (for x86), etc. It would be a operating system once you start and then you would need to install the applications you desire to run. With ...


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I guess you meant to launch exe programs with wine directly, so tell kernel to run win32 binaries with wine by, Mount binfmt fs, add a line none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc defaults 0 0 to /etc/fstab and execute mount -a afterwards echo ':DOSWin:M::MZ::/usr/bin/wine:' > /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/register to register the binary format So ...


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Consider Java Virtual Machines. No JVM emulates any other, they're all implementations of a specification. Wine isn't emulating the win32 api, it's an implementation of it. Specs and reality not necessarily matching, both Microsoft's implementation and Wine's implementation have workarounds to make buggy code work, and it's not necessarily obvious which ...


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Generally, set the TZ environment variable: TZ=America/New_York myapplication I don't know if Wine has its own configuration in addition to or overriding the environment variable.


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I had that problem too some months ago, and I remember I had to delete some .desktop files that were inside the $HOME/.local/share/applications folder. I think you should delete any file that has notepad as part of its name, and also you should try to delete (or move somewhere else) the files wine-extension-*.


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You should use winetricks to install the files instead, some files needs specific changes to wine registery which winetricks handle.


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LibreOffice is a far cry from being compatible with Office. Excel compatibility isn't too bad for calculations, but LibreOffice Writer and Impress can't cope with formatting from Word and Powerpoint. Libreoffice and MS Office are roughly equivalent in functionality, but if you need formatting compatibility, you need to use the same software. (I wish it ...


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Wine is available for RHEL6 via the EPEL repositories. After installing EPEL, you can just: yum install wine


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The flash plugin you have installed is the Linux one. The Safari browser you are running is inside of a windows-look-alike environment bubble, and would need a windows version of the flash plugin installed inside the same environment. I don't think Flash under WINE will help you much with Safari. It is listed with "Bronze" level support on the WineHQ site ...


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Just a small update, wine 1.4 is nowadays available in the sid repository - just run apt-get update and apt-get install wine. Original answer: Wine 1.4-0.1 is in the experimental repository. Just add it to your sources.list, run apt-get update and you should be able to install it. Have a look at How to see package version without install? which shows ...


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You can't: Wine only accesses the networking functionality from Linux. You should mount your Windows shares using mount, then instruct Wine (using winecfg) to assign a drive letter for them. The ping command is part of standard Linux install.


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With a GNU autotools build system, you pass the --prefix option to the configure script. The following should work for compiling wine: ./configure --prefix=$HOME/Self_Programs make make install


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You can use the command readlink to track down errant links to files, so that you can find out the true executable behind the link. Example link $ ls -l /sbin/reboot lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 16 Dec 16 11:38 /sbin/reboot -> ../bin/systemctl real file $ readlink -f /sbin/reboot /usr/bin/systemctl $ ls -l /usr/bin/systemctl -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root ...


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unzip adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-2014031.zip cd adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-2014031/eclipse ./eclipse


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Microsoft provides VMs with various versions of IE at modern.ie for website testing. You can use VirtualBox to run these on Linux. Currently, they're offering these Internet Explorer – Windows versions: IE6 – XP IE8 – XP IE7 – Vista IE8 – Win7 IE9 – Win7 IE10 – Win7 IE11 – Win7 IE10 – Win8 IE11 – Win8.1


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If you had the name of the game, we could look at Wine's AppDB to see the current status of compatibility for the game. But chances are you're stuck with the ugly polygons. Wine is really hit or miss. The quality of a game/application in wine completely depends on how much time the community has/wants to put into making it work. Seeing as this is an old ...


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The idea is to set LANG only for this application. If you start the application from the command line, write something like alias yourapp="export LANG=ru_RU.utf8 /usr/bin/yourapp" in ~/.bashrc. If you start the application with a GUI button, you can edit the corresponding desktop file, i.e. open ~/.gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers/yourapp.desktop in a ...


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This might be useful for you.


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The problem was the window manager: musca is a tiling window manager with a stacking mode, and flipping from tiling mode to stacking mode resolves the issue completely. It works even better in regular stacking window managers such as fluxbox.


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Wine is a wild beast. I checked the WineHQ page for your game, and the latest Gold rating was on Ubuntu 10.10 (not 11.04). However, a user was posting some issues with DirectX as well. It seems like you're given the option to install DirectX 9 during the installation of the game? What did you select? As per the link in the user's post, I would read this ...


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Download source for Wine and take a look at documentation/ChangeLog.* files. They have every change committed for the project.


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GIMP doesn't support the full set of features which Photoshop supports; namely, layer effects (blurs, shades etc...) aren't supported, this is why you lose those. KVM should work, but using VirtualBox is easier, doesn't require Samba configuration (you can just use shared folders) and works equally well. Wine has problems running recent Photoshop ...


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1) First a question - WHY do you want IE on Ubuntu? 2) If you install PlayOnLinux (a front end for Wine) you can install IE6 and/or IE7 under Wine. 3) Firefox can pretend to be IE it you use the add-on called "User Agent Switcher"


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Wine is in EPEL.


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Unix locale has no meaning for programs running in WINE. You should configure winodws-in-wine for Russian.


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I managed to do this on FreeBSD and Wine 1.5.24 by setting LC_ALL and LANG to ru_RU.UTF-8. Note that it is ru_RU.UTF-8 and not ru_RU.utf8, with the later being an invalid locale name on my system, at least. I guess that this can be the problem on other *NIX systems, and in your specific case, too. HTH


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The packages you are getting the warnings about do not exist in the standard CentOS yum repo. You will need some 3rd party repos. You will want to be careful when adding new repo's, the good repo vendors ensure packages do not break each other, however there is some sloppy repo's out there. I recommend checking Elrepo and RPMforge repos first for the ...


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This is because you don't have a X server running on that machine: Wine requires one even for command-line-only software. Since DivFix++ is a command-line-only application, install Xvfb (xorg-x11-server-Xvfb package I think; search xvfb on yum): Xvfb or X virtual framebuffer is an X11 server that performs all graphical operations in memory, not showing ...



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