Ok, I've been using linux quite a bit now and have mainly worked in linux mint (MATE) and have successfully installed a program called google sketchup 8 (windows exe software) using wine and a few little tricks in wine's "registry". I've also done this on an ubuntu 16.04 LTS system though and while sketchup runs mainly ok on that one it has a weird bug, the workspace part of the GUI freezes after every save, it's not too problematic, one just closes and restarts the program, and with the crash occuring right after a save no work is lost. Yet this bug doesn't occur at all on my linux mint MATE system. So I wanted to know whether in general wine will perform better/worse for certain windows programs depending on which linux distro one is using? Or whether this sort of thing is more likely to be to a newer or older version of wine on one of the two systems in question (I'm sure I can find out how to check if the wine verson is the same on the two systems but I have't done so yet), wine was installed through "sudo apt-get install wine" and then some more terminal commands for things like "winetricks" and some font packages too, but the linux mint MATE machine had this done many months ago while the ubuntu one was just a week or two back.
I can be sure that the sketchup version is identical on both systems, the installation was done from copies of the exact same installer exe file.
Edited by rp88, 08 November 2017 - 03:55 PM.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB