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Monday, January 21, 2013

The guide on how to run Wine in 4MLinux

As it was stated in the first post of this blog, 4MLinux does many things in its very special way. For example, there is no GTK+ in 4MLinux, which is a must-have in other distros. On the other hand, 4MLinux has Wine, which is rather optional even in big distributions. Below you will find a short guide on how to run Wine in 4MLinux Allinone Edition.

1) Click on any application from the Wine Menu:

2) 4MLinux includes a copy of Wine in the form of a compressed archive. After your click, the archive will be unpacked automatically:

3) You will be able to install a Gecko package if you wish so (but  you can also safely skip this stage now by clicking on the Cancel button):

4) Font installer will be opened next. You should allow the installation by choosing the Yes option (unless you want to have really bad-looking default fonts :-)

5) Ready! The program chosen by you (in point 1 above) will be finally opened:

 6) Now you can run Win32 applications (i.e. Windows "exe" programs) in 4MLinux. For example, let's try 7-Zip archiver:

Win32 ("exe") applications are fully integrated with the rest of 4MLinux Desktop, meaning that, in most cases, you may not be aware that Wine is running. For example, the default file manager in 4MLinux X File Explorer (which is a "native" Linux program) is configured to use Wine to open some kind of files (e.g. 7-Zip for handling zip, rar, deb, rpm, and other archived data).


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