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Suse Linux Wine Rack

by SuSE
Linux
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Install and utilize numerous Windows-compatible applications and games in Linux
  • Run MS Office, Intuit Quicken, Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and more on Linux
  • Run classic games such as Half-Life: Counter Strike, Diablo 2, EverQuest, Warcraft III, Battlefield 1942, Starcraft, Civilization 3, and many other games
  • Includes: 3-D arcade game MarbleBlast from Garagegames
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Linux
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 95 g
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  • ASIN: 3899901029
  • Release Date: 28 Nov 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,147 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Linux is a great operating system. It's reliable and compact, but does it lack the ability to run the more popular Windows-based applications. Now, Wine Rack offers offers a ray of hope for cross-platform application support for fans of Suse's implementation of Linux. It's a software package containing a number of programs that emulate the Windows environment, and thanks to the inclusion of CrossOver Office and WineX, a wide variety of applications and games software will now run happily in a Linux world.

From the outset it's only fair that not every Windows app can be made to run, and sometimes it's necessary to do a lot of fiddling to get something to come close to running properly. However, for the larger apps--including Microsoft's Office and Adobe's Photoshop everything seems to run fairly smoothly. Games are even more fickle than productivity apps but there's a goodly selection supported by WineX and it makes a fair job of running them at reasonable speed though it's always wise to check before going through the rigours of installation. It's also a fair bet that the very latest games might present you with some serious issues as WineX is a constantly evolving open-source product and subject to constant flux and change. --Chris Russell

Manufacturer's Description

This remarkable product includes CrossOver Office and CrossOver Plugin from Codeweavers -- giving Linux users access to applications such as MS Office, Intuit Quicken, Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and more. If you own the following Windows applications, you can run them under Linux:
  • MS Word (MS Office 97, 2000, XP)
  • MS Excel (MS Office 97, 2000, XP)
  • MS PowerPoint (MS Office 97, 2000, XP)
  • MS Outlook (MS Office 97, 2000)
  • MS Visio 2000
  • Intuit Quicken 2002
  • Apple Quick Time
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0
  • Lotus Notes R5… and more

    For you gamers, we've got WineX from Transgaming, which enables the use of game classics such as Half-Life: Counter Strike, Diablo 2, EverQuest, Warcraft III, Battlefield 1942, Starcraft, Civilization 3, and many other games. As if that wasn't enough, the 3-D arcade game MarbleBlast from Garagegames is also included on the CD!


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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Cheers for the Wine Rack! 20 Feb 2004
    By A Customer
    The very nature of my job means that I need to use a fair few Microsoft products, but I try desperately to avoid their Operating Systems! The Microsoft Office Suite is a truly excellent package, and with the ability to run this under a Linux OS it's almost as though my dreams have come true!
    I have as yet only installed Office 97 under Wine Rack and I am more than delighted with the ease of installation both of CrossOver program and the Office Suite.
    I, for one, will be intending to register the package so that I can get the free updates!
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the box 10 Mar 2004
    By L. Ross
    I used this with my RedHat system, and the CrossOver products worked perfectly from the RPMs. The ease of use of CrossOver definitely makes it very attractive, and I had IE up and running in no time. WineX requires a custom version of python that is more fiddly to install, but the source is included so you can recompile it. If you've been wanting CrossOver but holding out because of the price, this is definitely the package for you.
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