View Full Version : install windows software in wine

7th October 2007, 10:17 AM
I have installed Wine in my Fedora 6, but how can I install windows software (include Windows LIve Messenger and Windows Media Player 11) in wine?

7th October 2007, 10:28 AM
You can't as these programs need a full windows install to work (they wont install without it)

7th October 2007, 10:37 AM
But why would you want to anyway? You have pidgin, amsn, kopete and loads of other alternatives to Messenger and Media player is easily replaced by VLC, Xine, MPlayer or even a GStreamer based player.

7th October 2007, 12:24 PM
Or step up to F7 or F8-test3 aand use qemu to run Win under Linux.

7th October 2007, 03:01 PM
if I install Windows in any visualization software under Linux, will all drivers of my hardware install in Windows?

7th October 2007, 06:28 PM
No! The Linux drivers are not suitable for windows! You will have to install the drivers for windows!

I do not recommend you to use windows emulators! I hate even wine! I always try to find linux software, it's better!