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Running software on linux through Wine

Our school is setting up a Linux computer lab for students to use. We have Kinetic Books and would like to run it on these computers. The software is java-based, but not purely so. Is it possible to run it under Wine? Are there any general rules-of-thumb for which programs are Wine-compatible?

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for which programs are Wine-compatible? - you can check appdb appdb.winehq.org –  Sathya Oct 12 '10 at 2:12
    
Thanks, it's not on there, but its not a hugely common program, and that seems to be a list of only verified programs... –  mindoftea Oct 12 '10 at 2:30
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You could try running it with wine to see how it works. At the very least you'll have an error message or two where the program went wrong. –  Dan Oct 12 '10 at 7:35
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If it doesn't run out of the box and you get error messages, don't just give up. A lot of applications need additional libraries that aren't installed by default but can be added easily with winetricks. See this page for details: http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks

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