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how to use Wine

Postby kit2hugh » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:24 pm

A very newbie here and I have downloaded wine to see if I could download a favorite programme I used on Windows and use it.
I get the refuse sign, and to the life of me I cannot understand the directions of how to use the Terminal ( I think).

Can anyone tell me step by step or where to find the info to easy way.

The programme I am trying to download is Ashampoo Burning Studio 10. I know there is Linux burners but I am familuar with Ashampoo.



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Re: how to use Wine

Postby gn2 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:20 am

Which is it you're struggling with, installing Wine or installing Ashampoo?

Wine can be installed through Software Manager, Synaptic Package Manager or this simple terminal command:

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sudo apt-get install wine

Looks like Ashampoo doesn't work with Wine, linky imo it's always better to learn how to use native Linux applications than to struggle with Wine and Windows ones.

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Re: how to use Wine

Postby lmintnewb » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:31 am

I know almost nothing about WINE, know what it is blahblahblah. Not much else, can understand why it's used ( even think it's cool, that opensource devs can do that kind of thing.) To me using windows installed in gnu/nix borders on software sacrilege anyway. Well poss freedos ? or whatever, which I also never bothered catching a clue about. So probably don't know wth am saying, shrugs. Lol ... then there's people who install gnu/Linux like it's a common prog under windows ... wubi, mint4win. D:

Why would anyone install a superior OS, like it's an app under a craptastic one like windows ? Only goes to show how amazing opensource is, how adaptable it is and talented the people who came up with all this stuff are ...

Actually intended to post summin useful. A link I got from a post gn2 made on the topic of gnu/nix Sec, don't know if WINE is any sec concern or not, mentioned don't use it myself. But still since gn2 posted here ... It rang a bell and thought I'd post the other link he'd provided in another thread too. Link

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Re: how to use Wine

Postby seppalta » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:37 am

I have found xfburn to be equal to or better than ashampoo. Xfburn has a slow setting, good for burning .iso's so that you almost always get a clean operating system install from the disk.

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Re: how to use Wine

Postby Katyanewb » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:14 pm

Just curious, but what's wrong with Brasero, which is the default burning software in mint 11 and 12? I've used it about 30 times in the past two months and have made exactly one bad DVD--which Brasero itself told me was bad after the checksum procedure. Plus it's about twice as fast as any Windows DVD burning software I've ever used.

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Re: how to use Wine

Postby hefff » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:04 pm

lmintnewb wrote:I know almost nothing about WINE, know what it is blahblahblah.
do u play games?

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