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WINE - Virtual Windows on Ubuntu

  Date: Dec 04    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 461

WINE - Virtual Windows on Ubuntu. Don't suppose it is possible to get
Silverlight and Internet Explorer in Ubuntu 9.10 to watch Netflix Instant on it.
In fact, since I am so new to Ubuntu 9.10 - I am just have been browsing the
applications. How does WINE work on Ubuntu anyway - something about crossing
some windows applications over?



9 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 04    

Yes, Wine is a program that can run some and some only windows programs. IE is
free and MS is cool with it. Codeweavers is the mother program of Wine.
Codeweavers will run oodles of win apps, because Codeweavers pays fees to MS.
Thus not a free program. OK with that said.
It runs slow at first and can be a bit buggy at times.

Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 04    

It won't work with wine - you need a full virtual install of windoze. My
son uses virtualbox to run an instance of expee to watch netflix
streaming movies on his ubuntu system.

I don't bother with that, we just use the roku box instead.

Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 04    

That is very interesting that is exactly what I was looking into the WINE for to
see if it would work with streaming Netflix Instant into Ubuntu - I hope some
day I understand it well enough to do what your son has done with Netflix
instant in Ubuntu.

Answer #4    Answered On: Dec 04    

I will look in to it when I become more familiar with Ubuntu OS.

Answer #5    Answered On: Dec 04    

Wine stands for 'windows emulator' and is a utility to make most of the
aspects of windows available to windows apps so they will install and run
within Ubuntu. It's not perfect and won't work with some apps but it's worth
For the apps that won't run on Wine there is virtualbox and similar
utilities which actually run a full copy of MS windows within Ubuntu. Of
course too have to supply the Windows disk and this requires a much larger
amount of disk space and memory.

Answer #6    Answered On: Dec 04    

When users think of emulators, they think of programs like Dosbox or
zsnes. These applications run as virtual machines and are slow, having
to emulate each processor instruction. Wine does not do any CPU
emulation - hence the name "Wine Is Not an Emulator."

Answer #7    Answered On: Dec 04    

Officially, 'Wine' stands for 'Wine Is NOT an Emulator'.


Answer #8    Answered On: Dec 04    

wine is fairly efficient for that reason. It doesn't
emulate anything, it just provides the environment required by peecee
programs to enable them to run in a unix environment. It's a really neat
hack, actually.

Although wine is not perfect, there are a number of microsoft windows
programs that run quite nicely on linux or mac with wine. I use
codeweavers crossover office, a commercially supported version of wine,
to run visio at work. Best $39 I ever spent.

Answer #9    Answered On: Dec 04    

Wine stands for WINE is NOT an Emulator. WINE is a compatibility layer.
Since it isn't an emulator it should not be called one. Also Wine is not
virtual Windows. It is a Windows compatibility layer which includes enough
Windows APIs and libraries to run many, but not all Windows programmes in
Linux (or Mac).

WINE has a registry and a dummy Windows file system. Since it is NOT an
emulator many Windows programmes run faster in Wine than Windows because
Linux uses less overhead than Windows. Wine uses "bottles" where each
programme is isolated and managed. You can have a Windows XP bottle and a
Windows 200 bottle, etc. You can have more than one of each. To ensure
greater compatibility you should set the default to Windows XP. I think that
Windows 2000 is the default, but that may have changed in recent releases.

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