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#1 kitkin15

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 12:35 PM

i was looking for ways to use portable windows programs on linux, and i saw WINE. i have heard that WINE can cause problems, but im not sure if its true. is WINE safe to use? and if so than is there a portable version of WINE? my linux is wine and so are all of my windows programs so this will be easier than anything else.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:34 PM

Wine is perfectly safe to use. That being said it's not perfect. Some programs for Windows won't work at all while some others work but with issues. Check to see whether the programs you're interested in running are in the database of tested programs here: http://appdb.winehq.org

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:48 PM

ok do you know how i can get a portable version? or do i have to make it myself?
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 03:59 PM

I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by "portable version"

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 09:40 AM

well i want to put it on my flashdrive, and that way i can use it with my portable version of linux.
im not sure if that link you gave me had the portable version or not, i went to it and found out a bunch of stuff...but i didnt see the download for WINE, so im not sure where to get it.
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:49 PM

I don't believe that there is a portable version of Wine, per se. But you ought to be able to install it on a portable version of Linux. Here's the download page.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:54 PM

ok thank you, i will do that when i get my new flashdrive ,and get linux again =)
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