[CentOS] A couple questions about Wine

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 21:46:14 UTC 2009

On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 2:58 PM, Ron Blizzard<rb4centos at gmail.com> wrote:
> VirtualBox works great but, since I only really use one Windows
> program (an older, specialized word processor called Movie Magic
> Screenwriter), I'm thinking of using Wine to run it in CentOS and
> getting rid of the Windows virtual machine. But a couple questions:
> 1) If I run Wine, do I introduce security or performance issues?
> 2) Is there any difference between Michael Harris' Wine repository and
> the ones available through... wherever yum is picking it up? (Actually
> it looks like it has two or three versions listed.)
> Thanks for any recommendations. I like VirtualBox, but it seems like overkill.

FWIW, Google's Picasa for Linux runs on a Google customized version of
WINE. I haven' seen any issues with Picasa on CentOS 5.3 (32 bit).

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