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    Default What do I need to know about WINE?

    Before I install the application called WINE onto my hard drive.
    What details should I be aware of?
    In relation to the openSuSE operating system (version 12.1),
    what details should I be aware?

    Thank You,
    Lleo72g

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    Default Re: What do I need to know about WINE?

    You asked the same question at Ubuntu
    Before I install the software called WINE.
    What do I need to know?
    In relation to the Ubuntu operating system (11.10).
    What do I need to know?

    Thank You,
    LEeo28f
    And someone answered you
    Its fairly good for running Windows Games and so they say Windows Programs however I found it better to use a virtual manager and install Windows XP to run applications like Abobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.

    It has its place but is NOT a replacement for Windows.

    REF: HERE
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    Default Re: What do I need to know about WINE?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lleo72g View Post
    Before I install the application called WINE onto my hard drive.
    What details should I be aware of?
    In relation to the openSuSE operating system (version 12.1),
    what details should I be aware?

    Thank You,
    Lleo72g
    Do not install it and there will be no need to bother about it's details

    You might think that this is a bit silly answer, but I do not have Wine installed and do not bother about it's details. And even if I had it installed, I would not bother as long as I wouldn't use it.

    It is only when you fell some need for it, that you might wonder if this product could fullfill that need and if there are drawbacks in using it. But As you fail to explain your needs, nobody can answer you question with any precision.
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    Default Re: What do I need to know about WINE?

    On 01/16/2012 09:46 AM, hcvv wrote:
    > You might think that this is a bit silly answer, but I do not have Wine
    > installed and do not bother about it's details.


    i do not have wine installed either!

    Code:
    denverd@linux-os114:~> which wine
    which: no wine in (/home/denver blah blah blah . . . .)
    but, if i did have it installed, i would have NO idea what vaguely
    described "details" the OP needs to be aware of!! however, most of the
    things to keep in mind _might_ be available here: http://tinyurl.com/6vtmt4b

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    Default Re: What do I need to know about WINE?

    As others have said, the question is too vague. But if you know nothing about Wine, the place to start learning is FAQ - The Official Wine Wiki.

    If you want to know how well a specific app will run in Wine, look it up in WineHQ - Wine Application Database.

    As for things specific to openSUSE, you need to add the Wine repository to your repositories and install the latest development release (or daily snapshot), as the version of Wine that shipped with openSUSE 12.1 is old and had some serious regressions.

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    Default Re: What do I need to know about WINE?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    You asked the same question at Ubuntu


    And someone answered you


    I +1 that comment
    That is a very good answer but if the OP wants to run games, running a windows in a VM is an unusable situation for all but the most simple of games like solitaire. Even non-3D games can chock in a VM environment.

    I think that the #1 thing to know is even if an application is rated platinum you might still run into issues and if it is rate much lower you might not have any issues.

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    Default Re: What do I need to know about WINE?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eiledon View Post
    That is a very good answer but if the OP wants to run games, running a windows in a VM is an unusable situation for all but the most simple of games like solitaire. Even non-3D games can chock in a VM environment.

    I think that the #1 thing to know is even if an application is rated platinum you might still run into issues and if it is rate much lower you might not have any issues.
    As you said "if the OP wants to ....". But as we are not clairvoyant (as the OP could guess) most of us prefer it to hear from the OP want he wants and not to give a complete if ... then ... else ....elseif ............... fi scheme of possibilities.
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    Default Re: What do I need to know about WINE?

    On 1/15/2012 8:36 PM, Lleo72g wrote:
    >
    > Before I install the application called WINE onto my hard drive.
    > What details should I be aware of?
    > In relation to the openSuSE operating system (version 12.1),
    > what details should I be aware?
    >
    > Thank You,
    > Lleo72g
    >
    >


    Wine is not an emulator and you can run a lot of programs with it. Not
    sure what you want to run, but if its games you should check first on
    the Wine website to see if the game you want to run is supported.
    Most applications do work with wine, although there are some that don't.
    http://appdb.winehq.org/ check this website to verify the app you like
    to run.
    Also, aware that Wine is only 32bit. Right now if you install it via
    Yast it will also install any library you need for 32bit (in case you
    are running 64bit).
    I rarely use Wine these days, but i was able to run Forte Agent as an
    example. Directory Opus might work too, not sure about the latest version.

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    Default Re: What do I need to know about WINE?

    Quote Originally Posted by joergjaeger View Post
    Also, aware that Wine is only 32bit.
    Not true. 64 bit Wine has been officially available since Wine 1.2 was released in July, 2010. OpenSUSE has packaged it for 11.3 onwards. What is true is that 64 bit Wine is still largely untested and pretty buggy and most Windows apps are 32 bit, so you still need 32 bit Wine. YaST will automatically pull in 32 bit Wine as a dependency when you install the 64 bit package.

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