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    Ok so Im new to Opensuse, in Ubuntu or Fedora I would install wine from their software managers then simply see it with my applications so I could use it. however I installed it on Suse but dont see it anywhere, in software manager it says its installed- so what am i missing.

    Thanks Rich

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    Default Re: Wine

    Run this in a terminal

    winecfg

    Then to install a program just do
    wine ./Setup.exe
    (Setup.exe = or whatever the application setup is)
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    Thanks and my program worked great- but is there a way to put a wine shortcut on my desktop or some means of accessing my programs installed quickly.

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    Sure just right click and add shortcut. In the command line put wine programname. Be sure the start directory is correct.

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    That's not the way it works
    Wine is an emulator - that applications should build in the applications menu. I'll guess you are using Gnome, I use kde, so if I explain the menu it'll not make any sense.
    Sometimes the menu doesn't build properly and you have to edit it.
    I will reply 2moro, I have to crash now. I'll check a Gnome menu for you
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    Here is the menu in Gnome - From Start/Computer > More Applications
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    caf4926 wrote:

    > Wine is an emulator


    WINE = Wine Is Not an Emulator ;-)

    but, the real reason i post: this question comes up SO often, maybe
    the WINE package in the openSUSE repo should be packaged to auto-run
    WINECFG as part of the install process (apparently the distros with
    training wheels do that) so those who need something to click on
    (without reading TFM) have it.. ??

    @Malcolm, you listening?

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    From the horses mouth



    wine - An MS Windows emulator

    An MS Windows emulator, consisting of both runtime and also source compatibility functions. You can run your MS executables with it, and you can write your Windows programs under Linux and link against the WINE libraries.
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    caf4926 wrote:
    > From the horses mouth
    >> wine - An MS Windows emulator


    cite your horse please, mine are:

    "Wine is a program which allows running Microsoft Windows programs
    4 (including DOS, Windows 3.x and Win32 executables) on Unix."
    <cite: distribution README 6384 bytes 2010-07-02 17:38:45 at
    hhtp://source.winehq.org/source/>

    "The name Wine derives from the recursive acronym Wine Is Not an
    Emulator."
    <cite: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_(software)#Name>

    "Is Wine an emulator? ... There is a lot of confusion about this,
    particularly caused by people getting Wine's name wrong and calling it
    WINdows Emulator. ... Wine can be thought of as a Windows emulator in
    much the same way that Windows Vista can be thought of as a Windows XP
    emulator ... There are a few things that make Wine more than just an
    emulator ... "Wine is not just an emulator" is more accurate. Thinking
    of Wine as just an emulator is really forgetting about the other
    things it is. ..."
    cite: FAQ at
    <http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#head-c9e6502ad636315e905d07f7e44594757a6738e3>

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    Quite honestly, I don't give a rats a/ss about the ins and outs of various descriptive terminologies. Mine was from YaST.
    So technically, going by the wine web site, you are correct. Wine is not an emulator... Happy now.
    I must be wrong.
    But I still say it emulates the windows files system tree in .wine
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