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 there a way to stream Netflix?

Is there a way to stream Netflix content to my Ubuntu using something like Moonlight? Looks like there is a ppa now : http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/ppa-for-netflix-desktop-app.html and ...
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Wine can't find gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so

I am trying to start a program using wine on Ubuntu LTS 12.04 64 bit When I do this, I get the following error message... /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: ...
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Microsoft OneNote alternative?

Is there any program for Linux that has about the same functionality and usability as Microsoft OneNote? At the moment I am checking out Basket (for KDE), that seems to point to the right direction, ...
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How can I install Windows software or games?

Can .exe and .msi files (Windows software) be installed in Ubuntu?
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Run .NET 2.0 applications for Win

I am trying to run application for Windows on Ubuntu 11.10 I tried wine /path/to/file.exe Error is: wine: Install Mono for Windows to run .NET 2.0 applications. I have mono(seems to be not ...
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How to install Wine

I am looking for a step by step instruction to guide me in the ways of installing, configuring and debugging many of the issues new users have when dealing with Wine in Ubuntu. What is the ...
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How to force Wine into acting like 32-bit Windows on 64-bit Ubuntu?

When installing Wine on 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04, both 64-bit support and 32-bit support get installed. If I run wine foo.exe where foo.exe is a 64-bit-aware installer, it thinks it's on 64-bit Windows. ...
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Wine pollutes “Open With” application list

The dialog box in question here is the one you get with the context menu option "open with other applications". Wine seems to have inserted more than a dozen or so entries for each application I ...
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Uninstall a program installed with Wine

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. By using wine software i installed some software like nimbuzz and ibibo messenger. Both the programs are not working and showing the bug as We're sorry, but an unknown error ...
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How to install MS Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9? [duplicate]

I recently started using Ubuntu 11.4 as my primary OS. I’m trying to find a way to run Internet Explorer on it. Is there a way to install on Linux/wine IE7 or higher versions? I saw only ie4linux ...
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What if I run a virus/trojan Windows EXE on Ubuntu with Wine?

I've got a file said to contain information I was looking for. Unfortunately it is an executable instead of DOC (as it was meant to be) and the site I've download it from looks suspicious for me. If I ...
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How to run Windows XP inside Ubuntu

I am trying to convince my wife to switch to Ubuntu (after wanting to reinstall Windows for nth time because the computer is too slow). One thing that prevent her to do that is that she use several ...
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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 fix Netflix requiring Silverlight update?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit, which I installed using the original release (not the newer 12.04.2 release), and have been successfully using netflix-desktop ever since the ppa:ehoover/compholio ...
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How do I create a 32-bit WINE prefix?

How do I create a 32-bit Wine prefix on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?
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Remove Wine's Notepad from “Open With” options

A few facts: I use Wine. Wine ships its own version of Notepad. For some files, this copy of Notepad has somehow become associated. There is no possibility of me ever actually wanting to open anything ...
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How to view a PE EXE/DLL file version information?

In Windows there is a version information page in an executable/library file properties window. How to view that info in Ubuntu?
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How to block internet access for wine applications?

Is it possible to prevent specific wine applications or any wine application from accessing the internet? When using certain apps under Windows, they were trying to access the internet from time to ...
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How can I run Windows applications in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install windows Software in Ubuntu? How do I run Windows' applications in Ubuntu ?
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Gaming performance difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What are the pros/cons switching from Windows 7/8 to Ubuntu? I mainly develop software and play games. I obviously don't play games on my laptop that's why I give Ubuntu a try. But the whole OS ...
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The connection of Wine and PlayOnLinux

I'm about to install wine on my new ubuntu 10.10 installation, however I can't determaine if I should install Wine or PlayOnLinux. I've already read over the following page ...
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How does one create a custom application launcher for Wine installed apps?

I'm able to locate stuff with the dash home then drag it down to the launcher bar on the left of the desktop, but what if the application installed via Wine isn't found via the dash search? I've right ...
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How do I install wine?

Can someone please explain how I can install wine in the following ways? By using the package manager? By downloading and installing a pre-built package?
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Can Wine support Office 2007?

I tried installing Office 2007 in Ubuntu with Wine but it was throwing an error after installing and also when I tried to open a PowerPoint document and save it. Has anybody gotten Office 2007 ...
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Change Icon of Wine Application in Unity Launcher

I frequently run a windows program with wine. When I open this program it shows up in the unity launcher as wine instead of the actual opened program. I have made a desktop launcher with the right ...
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Installing Wine 1.5: configure: error: Cannot build a 32-bit program, you need to install 32-bit development libraries

Wine Installer v1.0 Warning !! wine binary (still) found, which may indicate a (conflicting) previous installation. You might want to abort and uninstall Wine first. (If you previously tried to ...
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Installing dotnet 2.0 on 64 bit machine

I have a speed-reading program I purchased with uses dotnet2. However, dotnet2 doesn't run on 64 bit wine. How would I install dotnet2?
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Risks/Disadvantages associated with Wine

Can wine as a whole or the windows applications installed via wine pose some kind of risk to an Ubuntu installation? This question arose in my mind when I read this answer to my earlier question ...
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How to remove wine completely

How can I remove the wine folder and all the applications in that folder? I've tried via synaptic but it keeps showing up in the application menu.
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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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What is the 'ptrace_scope' workaround for Wine programs and are there any risks?

To run certain Windows programs in WINE you need to this workaround: echo 0|sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope According to the support websites, this is due to a bug in the Ubuntu kernel ...
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Will wine get intergration into Unity Dash? And if so, how?

Will Natty's Unity Dash have wine integration like the ubuntu-desktop session? It would be nice if it had it's own category for Wine (if installed).
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Improve GUI appearance of Wine applications

In many cases Windows programs run ok in Wine, but there is still the annoying problem of their appearance. How to make things look better in Wine, especially fonts? P.S. feel free to edit this ...
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Difference between Wine and Mono

As far as I know, both Wine and Mono are used to run Windows applications under Ubuntu. So I was wondering what their differences are? Are they both virtual machines? Or does each belong to some ...
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How to install 32 Bit Wine on 64 Bit Ubuntu?

Currently I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 64 Bit on my laptop and I want to install some Windows programs with Wine (Dreamweaver CS5/Starcraft II etc) but these programs require the 32Bit version of Wine to ...
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How to prevent Wine from adding file associations?

Wine automatically adds certain mimetypes and file associations (e.g. notepad.exe for .ini files). There already is an answer that explains how to remove these associations. But how can one prevent ...
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What can be done to make Wine look more integrated into Unity?

Wine looks like an alien that says "Hello, I am definitely not part of your desktop environment". Many wine applications have no icons and wine itself runs on the ugly-looking windows 95 theme. Is ...
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Can Wine and its programs be set to use Ubuntu file manager instead of Wine Explorer?

When browsing directories in a Windows program installed in Wine - like when opening a folder in Foobar2000 - Wine always opens the Wine explorer. Is it possible to set Wine to open an Ubuntu ...
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Why does Ubuntu fail to run .exe files? / How do I run .exe? [duplicate]

So, I just built my PC today, and am only using Ubuntu until I get Windows installed (sorry, guys!) But when I go to click on any .exe file, nothing happens. It just sits there. No error message, ...
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Internet Explorer 8 in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install MS Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9? Is it possible to get IE8 running in Ubuntu? It seems quite feasible to me, as I had gotten IE7 to run via Wine awhile ...
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Installing MS Office 2013 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am trying to install Microsoft Office 2013 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit). I have downloaded an iso file of said product and installed wine1.4-i386 using the apt-get command on the terminal. The ...
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.exe file permission fail

I'm trying to run a exe file that is located on my Vista partition, when I browse to the file and try to change the file to run as executable the tick box unticks itself right after i tick it, i tried ...
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How can I get Kindle for PC working on Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

How do I get Kindle for PC working on Ubuntu 12.04? Kindle Cloud can't copy paste so that's not a good solution. The e-books seem to be encoded so that Caliber cannot open them/convert them, so ...
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Is there any way to get AutoHotKey or IronAHK working?

I am very interested in getting AutoHotKey, the windows program for automation of keystrokes, working under Ubuntu. So far I have installed Wine, but am unable to use any of my previous windows ...
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winetricks can't install mfc42

I'm trying to have a Windows program (Janome Customizer) run with wine. I have an "out of the box" Ubuntu 64bits 12.04 install, and just ran Software Center to update all packages. Installation of ...
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Locking Wine applications in the launcher is not permanent

I happily run Word 2007 via Wine on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I prefer having it sit in the launcher for easy access, however, every time I start a new session (that is, logging in or booting up), the ...
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How to change the default audio in Wine to Alsa only

I am trying to change the default Audio sound system to ALSA so it fixes some sound issues. How can this be done? Am using 1.3.x branch from PPA which is much better than the 1.1.x and 1.2.x in every ...
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Installing other fonts on wine

Is there a way to install fonts on wine? I'm looking to install fonts so i can use them to render text differently on various apps. Specifically myriad.
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Adjusting resolution for individual Wine programs [duplicate]

How can I specify the resolution of a program to 800*600, and for other programs to full screen or other specific resolutions?
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What is the best way to run iTunes?

I know I could use VirtualBox or VMWare, but does anyone know of a way to run iTunes without having to run Windows virtually on Ubuntu? Will iTunes run using Wine? Is there a better more native way ...