Wine is a software compatibility layer that allows Windows programs to be run on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X.

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Is running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu comparable to Windows 7 alone?

I like Ubuntu for its speed and security, but I play many Windows-only games that don't run very well (or at all) in WINE. I don't want to have a dual-boot setup either because it would be quite ...
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Failed to download package files. Check your internet connection

I get this message any time I try to install PlayOnLinux from the software center. I know that my internet connection is fine. i want to install PlayOnLinux for instal MicrosoftOffice but everytime ...
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installing iTunes

Hi guys I’m newbie in Ubuntu world! So guys I’m running Ubuntu 14.04 / 64bits, and I installed iTunes 64 bits version 10.7.0 using wine! While trying to run iTunes I always get this error: Itunes was ...
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SanDisk SecureAccess software

SanDisk USB flash drives come with a password and file encryption software called SecureAccess v1.0 and the update is v2.0. This doesn't work on my UBUntu Studio 12.04 LTS OS. Their website states its ...
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Wine problem - Wacom pressure not responding

I'm a new Ubuntu user, I've tried fedora before for a couple of weeks on a friend's pc and I fell in love with linux, I was told ubuntu was easier for linux new comers and that why I installed it :) ...
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Problems with Photoshop on Wine

I want to run the photoshopcs5Launcher.sh in wine so I run the command : sudo ./PhotoshopCS5Launcher.sh I get message : wine: /home/srtpl/.wine/wineprefixes/PhotoshopCS5 is not owned by you ...
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Origin won't load through Wine

I have Origin installed. When I go to open it it flickers like it's going to open but then Wine closes and Origin doesn't load. I've read the Wine boards and the Ubuntu boards and nothing is helping. ...
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no link on wine download page? [duplicate]

I've opened the link https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/wine1.3/ but I can't find the download link. If I click on the download button it offers me Ubuntu the options on the side just bring me ...
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How to use Live Meeting on Ubuntu

I am attending this online English course that only works with Microsoft Live Meeting. I bought a new laptop since I will be in Germany for the next three months (I am Italian) and I installed Ubuntu ...
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Using playonlinux 4.2.2 results in error message

When I do start any program in playonlinux or install additional components you get back the following message: Error in POL_Call Function POL_Install_ does not exist!
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Executing *.exe file from mounted ISO. No permissions

I'm trying to run *.exe file from ISO that I've mounted, but I can't. Wine says "Access denied". Any ideas how to receive permission to run this file?
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nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and enabled the nvidia drivers. Now I am trying to install WINE but I get the message: nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE (translated ...
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How do I run wine through Qemu?

Say im running an ARM based platform but I want to run wine for a simple non-graphically intensive application. Example: MS Office. How does one achieve this?
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Ubuntu Server apply group policy to Windows Client

If I have an Ubuntu Server, could I apply Window Local Policies with it? All my clients are Window 7 computers. I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server, but I want to see if I could use my Ubuntu Server. I ...
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Can't find packages, Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to install wine 1.6 but the Terminal keeps saying it can't find the packages. And when I tried to add it to the repository it says i'm not using the correct PPA name. sudo ...
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Creating a foobar.desktop file and a Wine app icon on the launcher

This a specification of my previous question (What's a .desktop file?) where I wondered how to create a .desktop file in order to create an icon on the launcher for a Wine application. I don't ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS VPS + Wine + .exe + ttf Fonts + Autologon and Autostart

I have 2 Questions to any Linux or Ubuntu PRO here: 1)How to install wingding.ttf under Wine (in Ubuntu Server). ...i tried many ways and i can use this font under LibreOffice e.g. but it doesnt work ...
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Privileges Denied : Trying to Change setting of an application

I am a newbee, i've installed wine-1.6.1 (following , Can Wine support Office 2007?). Later i did install IDM successfully, right clicking the .exe file and choosing "open with wine windows program ...
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Anywhere to download Wine for Xubuntu? [duplicate]

I am completely new to the Linux world and am already having troubles. I installed Xubuntu on an old desktop and am trying to set up a USB wifi adapter to get some internet connection on the thing. I ...
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Application require Administrator Authentication

I have installed wine simulator in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS. And I have 2 users on my machine Administrator User (Administrator Account) Net User (Standard Account) Now both user able to install ...
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What's a .desktop file? [duplicate]

I wanted to know what's a .desktop file and how can I generate one in order to have a Wine application displayed on my Launcher bar on the left. Now I have to open the folder where I store the ...
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WINE: minor delay on sound playback

When running a game under WINE pulseaudio is showing a constant delay of what I would estimate to be 100-200ms that on occasion climbs to over 500ms. I can't put my finger on why it increases on some ...
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Wine - Using Native Icon for Program

When I run a wine program, the icon that is used in the Gnome Dock is the generic wine icon, so when I run Photoshop or League of Legends then the icon is the wine icon. (I'm not talking about the ...
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running old msdos/windows program qa4 ver 4.0 on ubuntu 13.10

Looking for more info on this because I'm not sure how to qualify my qa4 v4.0 program (symantic). It runs on ms-dos, but also runs as a windows program in win3, 98, xp. It won't run under win7. I ...
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Is Wine what I think it is? [duplicate]

My first impression is that Wine is a simulated Windows environment which uses free (and presumably open source) libraries as an alternative to Microsoft's proprietary libraries. Those libraries ...
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How to run Blackberry Desktop Software?

I need Blackberry Desktop Software because my pics are encrypted and my computer can't read them, and looks like that program is the only way to decrypt them. But I can't execute the program on Wine. ...
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Problems after installing Alice Madness Returns game

I installed the game "Alice Madness Returns" on my Ubuntu 12.04 and everything went OK until the part where you Activate the game. I got this Error message box: Program Error The Program ...
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How to run windows games on ubuntu 12.04 ? (Bioshock Infinite or Alice Madness returns)

I really want to play "bioshock Infinite" and " Alice Madness returns" on my ubuntu 12.04 (I've got a DVD-Rom of the games) But when I tried to run the setup with Wine Program Loader the window froze ...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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Terraria Fails on startup

I am running: wine 1.6.1 Ubuntu 13.10. I installed a clean 32 bit .wine prefix, with wine set to act as Win 7 (I have tried xp as well). Then installed xna40 (XNA Framework 4.0) and dotnet40 (MS.NET ...
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What are the biggest disadvantages of using a 64bit version of linux over a 32bit and vice-versa [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu 12.10 for some time now, but I am very limited when it comes to installing some software such as wine that won't run on a 64bit. I want to know what are the biggest ...
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Bumblebee optirun CrossOver games

I've been trying to play a Ragnarok Online private server with wine but this specifically server gets stuck in a faded login screen, with sound. So I installed CrossOver and it runs nice! But I need ...
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How do I install `Platypus` (and NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium) on Ubuntu 13.10 x64?

For the record, I have all of the following packages installed on my machine: wine wine-gecko1.4 wine-gecko1.4:i386 wine1.4 wine1.4-amd64 wine1.4-dev wine1.4-i386-i386 winetricks I created a ...
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I can't get the WINE emulator to install Irfanview & Microsoft office 2007 Pro

I can't get the WINE emulator to install Irfanview & Microsoft office 2007 Pro. While trying to install Irfanview, I get following error message: sha1sum mismatch! Rename ...
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How to run Warcraft III on Ubuntu 13.04 i386? [closed]

I am trying to run Warcraft III (Doat 1) on Ubuntu 13.04, but every time I try to run it with 'wine' the computer's resolution changes and the computer carries on as normal. I have done a 'top' ...
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Fuji camera software

I've just bought a Fujifilm X20 camera, and would like to install the Fuji software from the CD. Tried using Wine with Ubuntu 13.10. However, when trying 'install' the program won't run at all. FYI ...
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Installation problems - wine1.4 on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

The following is an attempt to capture a screen which I get regardless of how I try to install wine1.4 OR wine1.7. Happens the same way every time. Scroll down to the bottom of this posting and you'll ...
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World OF Warcraft in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have tried launching 'The Blizzard Game Downloader', using wine, yet it does not get to the loading screen before it crashes, and ends with an error message. Neither does trying to load the game ...
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WINE works,but the launcher and the global menu bar are on the screen when running apps,why?

I used WINE to run Counter Strike 1.6 on Ubuntu 12.04 and everything works well,excepting that the launcher and the global menu bar remain on the screen.They just become twice bigger and when I'm ...
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can't play sims3

I have installed Sims 3 and I really want to play it, but when I tried yo play it appears message from PlayOnLinux which saying that Wine has crashed. I am getting really upset, and I would like to ...
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how to set sound=alsa in already created wine volume

I just got StarCraft 2 working on Ubuntu finally but lost audio when I installed a new version of wine. If I do 'winetricks --gui' I can change the sound setting of the default wineprefix and this ...
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Minecraft suddenly stops working?

So, I have Minecraft on Ubuntu 12.04. It is a Windows program, but I was able to use Wine Windows Program Loader to get it to run. Everything was working fine and dandy earlier today. But, later, ...
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How do I play a game i installed by disk?

I installed Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare with Wine and it installed correctly but I do not know how to launch it. It comes up with an error that I do not have the disk inserted but I do. I am ...
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Heavy CPU usage with LTspice on Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit

I currently have LTspice IV installed on my ubuntu 12.04 32 bit machine through wine. I have no major problems running the actual software, but the thing that worries me is how much CPU power the ...
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Potential and possible damage of executed Windows Applications through Wine environment in Linux?

Related to this recent Question: Can a Windows virus transfer to Ubuntu? and JFA's comment, which is not only an interesting, but also a valid one: Can you also get a Windows virus by running an ...
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Does running Office 2010 through Wine add a significant performance overhead?

Say you have have a computer with a data sheet similar to this CPU: 1.1 GHz Dual-core Intel Celeron Processor 847 RAM: 2GB HDD: 320GB (5400 rpm) According to the minimum requirements in Windows ...
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New Ubuntu user: What is the repository? How do I access it? How do I find and use WINE? [duplicate]

I just started using Ubuntu yesterday because Windows has been nothing but headaches for nearly 20 years now. There are only a few Windows-based applications I want to continue using, and it seems ...
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Business Software [closed]

I read that Ubuntu Linux will work "right out of the box" as an operating system for business software, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory control, etc. I use Business Vision, and am ...
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Error installing wine

When I install wine, I get this. I have ubuntu 13.10. I am connected to the internet, I am posting this with the same computer. I have no proxy. Fixed. I the source to the Main not US ...
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Wine not working

I am trying to run/install an exe file with wine. When I try to install using "Open With Wine Windows Program Loader" nothing happens. When I try in terminal (i.e., wine filename.exe) I get the ...