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How do you actually use WINE?
« on: June 26, 2017, 09:18:50 am »
As the title asks... I have been an exclusive Mint user for about ten years now, I am not particularly computer literate but love Linux. However, occasionally I have tried to use MS compatible software, I have downloaded WINE to do this, got it out of the software repository actually, but come up against  'a brick wall'  when I try to use WINE.

There are no basic instructions - I just would like to be told in simple language how to go about using it to access the Windows files. I fiddle and fart around with it for ages, receive loads of  unintelligible error messages so end up deleting it - Please help! 
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Re: How do you actually use WINE?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 05:56:14 pm »
Oh well, obviously I have asked a silly question but thanks for viewing, anyway.
I have just noticed that this is now quite an inactive forum, pity, used to be really good.
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Re: How do you actually use WINE?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 02:48:54 pm »
It's not a "silly" question as much as one that stupendously difficult to answer, and is requires a different answer depending on what you want to install under WINE.

I personally don't do WINE help, and I'm pretty sure you'll find most people won't either .. it's just far too complex, and not really a "Linux" question.

WINE have their own forum, and website with documentation .. but good luck with it ;)
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