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    Since a few days I am working on some important projects and therefore I need win applications to run as fast as possible.
    Right now I do not have the possibility to test performance, but my ultimate question is: For running applications of different kind (maybe even some games) which one would be faster: Wine, running directly under OpenSuse or Win, running in VMware?

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    Default Re: Performance: Wine VS Win

    TheMask adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 15 Aug 2009 21:26 to write:

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    > Jo.
    > Since a few days I am working on some important projects and therefore
    > I need win applications to run as fast as possible.
    > Right now I do not have the possibility to test performance, but my
    > ultimate question is: For running applications of different kind (maybe
    > even some games) which one would be faster: Wine, running directly under
    > OpenSuse or Win, running in VMware?
    >
    > Thanks for your statements.
    >
    >


    It would all depend on which app, now for normal applications that are not
    graphic intensive like COD4, UT3 I use virtualbox and even this can do some
    stuff with graphics, but if I want to play a really graphic intensive game
    that requires the real grunt of my cards then I will use wine.

    It is horses for courses, why not try both and see which one gives the best
    performance per application/game.

    HTH

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    Default Re: Performance: Wine VS Win

    That is what I intendet to do. Now... would you recommend to use just WINE or some wine manager like CrossOver? Which other managers are out there?
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    Default Re: Performance: Wine VS Win

    If it runs OK on wine, why get Crossover. The only good thing about crossover is that it automates lots of the wine configs. At the end of the day though, it is value-added wine - it relies on it's own wine variants to run windows apps.
    Like you have already said:
    Try using an eval crossover and compare it to wine.
    At the end of the day though, most windows apps probably run faster on windows.

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    Default Re: Performance: WINE vs. WIN

    TheMask adjusted his/her AFDB on Sunday 16 Aug 2009 00:06 to write:

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    > That is what I intendet to do. Now... would you recommend to use just
    > WINE or some wine manager like CrossOver? Which other managers are out
    > there?
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    >


    I could not tell you honestly, the only programs I run under wine are a few
    old games like Half life ( original ), SOF2, and I think some other stuff
    which I have had since I first installed many years ago and just carry them
    round on a DVD and copy them over and tweak the config files by hand, they
    all still run and that is about it.

    Anything else I use either a linux alternative or if I need to test
    something on Windows ( for work ) then I flash up Virtualbox.

    I do have a vista and XP install on these machines here for really serious
    stuff like COD if I feel like it but I have found that that can be run under
    wine so the next time I feel like getting my ^$$ whooped I might install it
    on Linux :-)




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    Default Re: Performance: WINE vs. WIN

    Honestly, i don't see much use for CrossOver.
    May be that CrossOver makes some configuration easier, but that's the whole point: People just don't care about organs. They live. And if something doesn't work, they die.
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    Default Re: Performance: WINE vs. WIN

    Here are two more questions I would like to see answered:

    1. Which of these repositories is recommended to use in order to have WINE update with YaST2? OpenSuse 11.1 - Emulators or the one that shows up via YaST search?
    2. Is there a way to let the programs original icons appear?
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    Default Re: Performance: WINE vs. WIN

    TheMask adjusted his/her AFDB on Sunday 16 Aug 2009 02:26 to write:

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    > Honestly, i don't see much use for CrossOver.
    > May be that CrossOver makes some configuration easier, but that's the
    > whole point: People just don't care about organs. They live. And if
    > something doesn't work, they die.
    > USE WINE, PEOPLE. IT ROCKS.
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    >



    IIRC crossover tends to be slightly more advanced than wine ( or it used to
    be, support for DirectX and stuff was more advanced in Crossover ), wine
    gets backports on the latest developments a bit later so there is a delay
    and wine can be a bit "rough" compared to Crossover.

    Not sure if that still holds true though.

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    Default Re: Performance: WINE vs. WIN

    Quote Originally Posted by baskitcaise View Post
    > Honestly, i don't see much use for CrossOver.
    > May be that CrossOver makes some configuration easier....[/color]

    IIRC crossover tends to be slightly more advanced than wine ( or it used to
    be, support for DirectX and stuff was more advanced in Crossover ), wine
    gets backports on the latest developments a bit later so there is a delay
    and wine can be a bit "rough" compared to Crossover.
    Not so long ago, there was a short time frame when Crossover was being offered for free.

    I downloaded and briefly trialled it. My wife was initially more excited about it than I, as she found she could open her MS-Office documents with Crossover Office. It used to be one can not easily do the same with wine, without a lot of configuration (I have not checked wine recently with MS-Office). My wife was excited only briefly, ... once she discovered that she could not do a copy and paste between running MS-Office docs (such as Excel to MS-Word, or MS-Access to MS-Word ... ) when running under Cross over (identical to what she can do with WinXP), her enthusiasm stopped, and she moved back to Windoze. .... Of course it goes with out saying that I have failed totally in convincing her to go with Open/Star Office.

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