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No, ReactOS is not a viable replacement for Windows XP. It may never be, but it certainly isn't now, as of April 2014. The primary area where ReactOS is lacking is in the very lowest levels of the operating system: the kernel. Device drivers in ReactOS, as well as the kernel's overall architecture, are greatly simplified (simplified = lacking features and ...


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From here Wine's not that kind of emulator 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." Some people argue that since ...


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You don't need Wine. There's a native Linux build of Google Chrome available @ http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel#TOC-Linux [Debian package only, for the time being ]


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It really depends on the app. You can accomplish a lot with Cygwin, for instance. Especially if the app is command line. I usually keep a Virtual Machine of Xubuntu (using VirtualBox or VMware) around for just such purposes though. Easier, more features and full compatibility. [Edit] You might also have a look at andLinux. Runs a bit more integrated than ...


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An emulator acts completely like something else. These applications normally contain everything the original application or platform contains. Wine however acts as a translator, by implementing only the required features of Windows and also translating these into instructions which can be understood by X-Windows. A more practical example would be a virtual ...


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Try disabling Tool Tips. Steps to disable Go to Edit Select Preferences Preferences window pop-ups under Interface, uncheck "Show tool tips"


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The more popular game, the more chances you have running it through Wine. For example WoW and The Sims are very playable through Wine. When it comes to virtualization, I really, really would like to hear about a solution which would allow full-speed gaming through it. Every virtualization I've tried have been severely lacking when it comes to gaming.


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Run it using Mono, an open source cross-platform implementation of the .NET framework. You can install mono by simply issuing: sudo apt-get install mono Afterwards, you can run the .NET executable by passing it into mono, like so: mono SomeApplication.exe


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It seems that you're looking for an implementation of the Carbon/Cocoa frameworks used in Mac OS X. I'm pretty sure that there doesn't exist an implementation complete enough to run Mac apps with. The only similar projects of any weight that I can find are Cocotron and GNUstep, both of which seem to implement only portions of the Cocoa API, and even then ...


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In all honesty it highly depends on what kind of games you play, I've played guildwars, world of warcraft and Counter-strike:Source for years on wine and they were fine except minor annoyances here or there. Your best bet is to check http://appdb.winehq.org/ and decide for yourself. --edit-- Also if you're going with the windows route, you can perfectly ...


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You can't run Linux applications directly under Windows as Wine does with Windows applications on Linux, but you do have a couple of options: You can use a virtualization solution such as VirtualBox or VMware Workstation to run a complete Linux operating system inside your Windows machine. This is probably your best option for running Linux binaries. You ...


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Press Tab to select OK and then hit Enter :)


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I am not familiar with Wine, but version 1.16 doesn't show up on this WineHQ listing for KeePass, so perhaps KeePass 1.16 isn't compatible. However, there is cross-platform program KeePassX that was forked from KeePass for Windows that you might want to check out. How to install KeePassX on Ubuntu.


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I use PlayOnLinux (free). Its a GUI for install a lot of WINE apps. It works with Office 2007/2010, no joke. Makes me like Ubuntu a whole lot more!


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Wine supplies native versions of a number of base and important libraries. Windows is not required in order to use them.


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If you mean Firebug Lite, than there is no need to install anything in IE, but you have to add a script tag to the site you want to debug or use a Javascript bookmarklet that does this dynamically. If you want the real Firebug it can't be done since Firebug is an extension for Firefox only.


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Update (2012) For a couple of years now there's been a native Linux version of Spotify, which, albeit labeled as "preview", is fully functional in my experience and should be your primary option. Use that, and at least you'll bypass any Wine-related audio problems. Leaving my original answer below, just in case it might be helpful for someone: Original ...


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Wine is not emulating Windows, but rather is the (or wrapper for ) win32 API for non-windows OS.


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Take a look at http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=31 to see the latest status of support of Office 2007. Scroll down to see the actual apps, not just the installer. Executive summary is that it basically works, but there's a few corners in each app that's currently broken. Here are the results of the major apps: Word ...


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To date there really is no application which does this well, although I'm sure there have been a lot of attempts. Your best bet is to find alternative software. Most software nowadays has a counterpart which does pretty much the same thing on a different operating system.


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In short, no. There is a project to run Mac binaries on Windows, but when I found it, about a year ago, it was a long way from reliably running simple Mach-O binaries, let alone emulating all the frameworks most GUI applications require (Cocoa, CoreImage and the likes).. I don't recall the name of the project, and it didn't seem very active at the time ...


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coLinux can run Linux along with Windows. As they say: Cooperative Linux is the first method for optimally running Linux on Windows and other operating systems natively. It is a port of the Linux kernel and support code that allows it to run cooperatively without emulation along with another operating system


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I don't know about ClickOnce, but DotNet up to 3.0 is working flawlessly in WINE.


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It is possible. I have recently been testing a few scenarios on Ubuntu on a virtual machine running trojans and similar. Due to the way WINE gets run, it is easy to see and kill the process, but it can run malware - even as services. However, it is usually invisible to the end user as most target Internet Explorer or registry keys that simply do nothing. ...


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It is possible, provided the viruses are compatible with WINE :) The big thing about viruses is dependencies and how they propagate. In WINE, not all Windows features will be available, and you will probably get dependency (dll) errors when trying to run some. I recall an old article that tested a few of the most popular viruses in WINE, and the end ...


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If a game is supported on Wine (Take a look here), it should play the same as on Windows (sometimes there are minor problems such as fonts, but usually it works well). However, if it is not supported, you can try Sun Virtualbox if you don't want to pay - it offers basic DirectX and works - but for anything better, take a look at either VMWare Workstation or ...


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I use Sandboxie and it seems to deliver what it promises : running in a discardable sandbox, which is a sort of a shadow version of the hard disk. As far as running IE it should be fine, but for running Office your friend might get in difficulties with the fact that documents written by sandboxed programs will by default be written to the sandbox. ...


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It depends completely on the EULA. If it reads something along the line of "must be installed within a properly-licensed copy of a Microsoft Windows operating system" then yes, it would be a violation of the EULA to install it under wine. But very few EULAs are likely to say this, since the operating system is not their problem beyond a certain minimum spec. ...


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I'm not a lawyer, but aside from most of Microsoft "freebies" it shouldn't, so long as you aren't forced to break DRM to get it working, at which point DMCA issues could come in. Otherwise the larger concern is the lack of support - the software vendor will likely tell you that you are on your own with any issues, and you may break or at least render useless ...


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I did some research and found a this thread that claims that the programming languages should work under Wine. Someone on the same thread said he/she ran it in VirtualBox instead of Wine. However, the Mindstorms software is listed in Wine's application data as being "garbage." I think that means it doesn't run at all.



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