Adios Zorin, God knows I tried

Re: Adios Zorin, God knows I tried

Postby jparekh » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:54 am

Correct me if I am wrong, but dependencywalker.exe basically lists all the dependencies (mostly dll's) for any application.

Correct me if I am wrong again, but if WINE is supposed to run Windows programs under Linux, WHY does it ONLY have a select set of dll's and not ALL the dll's from Windows???

With that in mind, blfriis's suggestion above made perfect sense and I followed it. Why bother figuring out WHAT dll's are missing - might as well copy the lot over. So, I copied all files from my Win XP's C:\WINDOWS\System32 directory over to WINE /home/wine/drive_c/windows/system32 making sure I do not overwrite existing files. Result: NONE of the windows applications start up now!! Strange......

BTW, this voIP app is just one of numerous Windows apps that do not work for me. Another one is this (it's a quick 5 MB download):
http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.p ... /download/

I also have a propreitary app that my broker provides me which does not work. As a work around, I can use their web based platform.

So, I am "WORKING AROUND" quite a few apps that do not work under WINE. It is annoying, but I like I said the broader goal is to move from W to Z.
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Re: Adios Zorin, God knows I tried

Postby Swarfendor437 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:30 pm

Hi, I would give the 30-day free-trial of Cross-Over from Codeweaver's a try - a year ago they were offering discounts if you put 'cometothelight' in the appropriate box (this was after the wine-doors project closed).

https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-linux/

The people at codeweavers are the people that brought you WINE - so when you purchase Cross-Over (if it works for you) you are funding the Wine project. ;)
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Re: Adios Zorin, God knows I tried

Postby jparekh » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:03 pm

Since I have found work arounds to all Windows apps that I NEED to run under Zorin AND can use my daughter's laptop (which has Win 7) if and when I need to run the odd Windows app, codeweavers does not make sense for me. Besides, instead of shelling out $50 every year for a product that may or may not run my current and future Windows applications, I might as well purchase Windows and have a dual boot system. I had Win XP for more than 10 years with free upgrades and probably paid peanuts for it.

Anyway, thanks for all your helpful suggestions, especially since most of my issues were WINE related..........

And hey, when I get rid of XP and install Zorin 100%, where can I get the latest version? I download from here and got 9.0 (not the 9.1 you suggested)
http://zorin-os.com/free.html
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Re: Adios Zorin, God knows I tried

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:09 pm

Hi, when I looked at the sourceforge files, 9.1 is only for 64-bit - not checked back to see if 32-bit 9.1 available yet! ;)

I did not realise that Codeweavers were charging annual subscriptions now! :o You either paid for Standard (single user) or Pro (multi-user).
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