Some windows programs won’t run after I have installed them with Wine. They either won’t run or they make the screen go to a black painting screen (screen goes black and you can paint over it with your mouse to make the desktop reappear).
I have tried changing the windows version and made no difference. I have even tried opening it in a virtual window and made no difference (Window opens then closes).
Have you tried looking for Linux alternatives?
VMware Player could be replaced with Virtualbox.
Kapersky Internet Security, not sure, SuSefirewall and a virus scanner?
IfranView can be replaced with Gwenview.
I don’t think Linux desktop needs AV software. But there are some linux AV programs (they detect mainly windows viruses, though).
AFAIK linux has about 1% market share on the web (client not server share). Less than iPhone.
So there is no point in writing viruses for it … yet.
Not to mention it is much more secure (nobody runs DE as root user ).
I know Linux doesn’t require anti virus. I have got avast installed on my laptop. It just seems interesting that you can run windows programs on linux. Now I know that some won’t run with wine, and that probably is the same with playonlinux. I know Ifranview and Vmware are quite good programs and it will be good if they worked with linux. But I shall check out Gwenview and Virtual box.
Again: there is a native Linux version of VMware. But feel free to give VirtualBox a try; in my opinion it offers the best mixture of stability and usability with Linux as host (while VMware offers some more nice features, but is not quite as stable to use).
>I know Linux doesn’t require anti virus. I have got avast installed on
>my laptop. It just seems interesting that you can run windows programs
>on linux. Now I know that some won’t run with wine, and that probably is
>the same with playonlinux. I know Ifranview and Vmware are quite good
>programs and it will be good if they worked with linux. But I shall
>check out Gwenview and Virtual box.
I just loaded up irfanview in wine. It seems to need MFC4.2, it can be
dealt with by using winetricks. Search for it, be careful, good luck and
have a lot of fun.