Will wine cause stability problems on linux?

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  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Ive read a lot of people dont like puttig wine on linux.. Is it of personal preferance or should I expect any stability issues. Would I be better off loading windows xp into vmware?
    I have paintshop pro which I really like and I want to use.
     
  2. pandlouk

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    Personal preferance; it should not create stability problems (I never encountered any).
    Just pay attention to:
    http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ

    Panagiotis
     
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    I found Wine fragile, spent ages getting a selection of software working then a few versions later and some of it was partly broke and some non-working.

    As I have hardware resources its far less hassle to have a Windows VM about.

    Cheers, Nick
     
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    I use it just for running Arena a chess engine GUI, thus limited experience. However, no issues so far.
     
  5. tlu

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    Well, it really depends on the software you're using. I myself had been running some Windows applications in Virtualbox for several years. Recently I tried Wine (v. 1.6) again - and surprise, surprise: Those applications are now running in Wine faster, more responsive and without graphical glitches - well, simply better than in Virtualbox. Again, it surely depends on the applications you're running. But generally Wine has obviously improved a lot over the years.
     
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    Well I used to not put WINE on my Linux installs (that all I use BTW) because I did not want to pollute my system. That was a while ago, these days, if WINE is needed I will install it.

    Currently, I have no need. I does have one "Windows" program (KeePass) installed; it's a Framework program so Mono is installed so it will run. I use VirtualBox to run the other Windows program I use for doing my taxes as it runs best in it's native environment. I have been toying lately, since I bought my new Samsung Galaxy S4, with installing WINE so I can run Kies. Though it's not really necessary as there are alternatives and of course I already have Windows installed to run in VirtualBox.

    As for stability, none with Linux it self.
     
  7. tlu

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    Why do you use the Windows version? For Linux, both keepassx and keepass2 are available.

    I had been running my tax program in Virtualbox, too. Now it's running perfect in Wine. :)

    There is Heimdall as an excellent alternative. No need for Kies and Odin.
     
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    I tried both and simply like KeePass running under Mono better.

    Not ready to to go with Wine yet, not for just one program. I have Windows in VirtualBox, have lots of memory to spare and it not really and issue. I do have my tax files on my Linux box via Shared Folders. I also have iTunes install for my wife's iPhone, just put Kies on it too. I use Turbo Tax for my taxes.

    I may give Wine a shot sometime later.

    Thanks for the link, not ready to root my phone yet, it not even a month old yet. There are other alternatives too. AirDroid and Kies Air.
     
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