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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. Is it possible to run it under Wine? Are there any general rules-of-thumb for which programs are Wine-compatible?

Thanks!

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You will have to install a windows jvm under wine if the software uses native libraries. A linux jvm wont be able to load dlls nor access the api provided by wine.

Winehq lists a current jvm as fully working, so there shouldn't be any problems with running java itself in wine.

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Thanks! I'll build a test machine and try it. – mindoftea Oct 12 '10 at 21:08

after install wine type wine name.exe in terminal

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What does that do? – mindoftea Oct 12 '10 at 21:09
    
it executes the program as if it were in a windows environment – Sandeepan Nath Jan 25 '11 at 7:29

You can goto http://appdb.winehq.org/, have a look and good luck.

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