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Old 25th February 2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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having got frustrated with my laptop ended up re formatting hard drive and installed zorin os6 which came with wine preinstalled

loaded superbeam no problem and it all seems to work

have you had any reports of problems running programs in Linux based OS

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Old 25th February 2014, 06:50 PM   #2
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A number of our users run our programs on Macs; yours is the first report of using Linux - thanks for the feedback
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Old 26th February 2014, 12:55 PM   #3
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Hi Tony

I tried Linux mint which had trouble generally with integrating windows programs with WINE

I think as zorin os has WINE built in it I think it integrates better

The only problems I have had are that drivers etc work in windows and even though the programs run they get a bit tied up for example they don't find the wireless card in my laptop even though it works with google chrome so its there and installing printer drivers are not as simple as in windows

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Old 15th June 2015, 07:51 PM   #4
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Latest version of Linux mint 17 cinnamon has wine built in finds the install from cd once I told it to use wine and after putting in all the activation info programs install and creates icons

Problem is that they do not run - so for time being given up trying to run in linux as I prefer mint to zorin so might even just buy laptop with windows just to run programs when out and about
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Old 15th June 2015, 08:36 PM   #5
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Do you get any error messages or is just that the programs don't run? For quick and dirty beam checks away from base we're just rolling out our new EuroBeam.net cloud app which will run in any browser. More at http://www.eurobeam.co.uk/eurobeam_net.htm
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Old 18th June 2015, 09:28 AM   #6
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Hi Tony

No error messages you just click on the icon and nothing happens - the programs don't run when you find for example sb4.exe either so I think its more to do with the way WINE is dealing with the windows interface

I have no trouble running ms word or excel so I suppose WINE was written for more 'standard' windows programs rather than anything else not that I would need to run these programs as mint comes with the office libre suit preloaded which does everything ms office does and in the same formats etc it even has libre CAD which is a fully functioning 2d CAD package

I suppose Linux is a bit different to windows as it has various variants like Ubuntu, debian etc

never mind it was just a thought as I had an old sony viao with a 10 inch screen knocking about that had a very corrupt and slow version of windows on it (takes about 10mins to load) as opposed to mint which loads in about 30 secs

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