Saturday, May 5, 2007

Installing Wine on Your Dell 1501 [Feisty]

This works for anyone running Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn, not just for Dell Inspiron 1501 users.

Wine is a translation layer (a program loader) capable of running Windows applications on Linux. Windows programs running in Wine act as native programs would, running without the performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look and feel to other applications on your desktop. From the Wine Website

Remember kids, Wine Is Not an Emulator

Add Wine's repositories to your source list:
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

Add the repository key:
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Update apt-get:
sudo apt-get update

Install Wine:
sudo apt-get install wine

Once installed you have to configure it:
edited by pHreaksYcle


Dan Kegel said...

You don't *have* to configure it.
Running winecfg is optional.

At the moment, it tends to be needed
in a few situations, e.g. when using
graphcs- or sound-intensive programs.
We hope to improve Wine to the point
where winecfg is needed much less often.

Kevin said...

if "we" implies that you help develop it, than i'd like to extend an obligatory, but honest, THANKS :)

redDEAD said...

Dan Kegel is right but you also don't "have" to configure Wine, but then you don't have to shower every day or look both ways before crossing a street.