55.1 Wine: Emulating MS/Windows
Wine works well with MS/Windows/98 (e.g., winword and excel work just fine) but not so good with MS/Windows/NT, MS/Windows/2000, and MS/Windows/XP.
To install Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (e.g., so that the Australian Taxation Office’s eTax application will be able to submit your tax return), download a setup script and run it:
$ wget http://sidenet.ddo.jp/winetips/files/wine-config-sidenet-1.8.6.tgz $ tar zxvf wine-config-sidenet-1.8.6.tgz $ cd wine-config-sidenet $ ./setup Continue(y/n)?y Language code ? : en Install option (0-3)? : 1 (ignore an error)
You can then run the applications:
$ wine iexplore $ wine ~/c/etax2005/etax2005.exe
This worked for wine 20050725 but not for wine 20050930. The error relates to characters in the filename that seem to be interpreted wrongly.
To view Windows help, download:
$ wget http://www.kamasoftware.com/download/HelpExplorer_v2.1_LINUX.tar.gz $ tar zxvf HelpExplorer_v2.1_LINUX.tar.gz $ cd Setup $ Help Open ~/c/etax2005/etax2005.hlp Click Index
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