I have a question?

perryh at pluto.rain.com perryh at pluto.rain.com
Mon Feb 14 06:13:00 UTC 2011

"Jack L." <xxjack12xx at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Dieter <dschoenegg at frontier.com> wrote:
> > Can you use windows programs in freebsd?
> If you install wine, yes.

_and_ if the windows programs you want to run _work_ in wine.

Wine intends to become a complete win32 implementation, but:

1.  It's not there yet.  Many applications run well.  Some run
    passably.  Some don't work at all.

2.  Too many windows programs take advantage of undocumented,
    unsupported windows "hacks" that can't ever be made to work in
    wine.  Copy protection schemes are among the worst offenders in
    this area.

Check the wine AppDB at http://appdb.winehq.org for the particular
windows programs you want to run.

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