WINE (was Re: [Techtalk] "I need to use Windows because ...")

Kathryn Andersen kat_lists at
Sun Aug 11 12:12:55 EST 2002

On Sun, Aug 11, 2002 at 10:17:46AM +1000, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> I suppose I could try to get it to work with WINE, but every time I try
> to set up WINE I give it a couple of goes and then give up.
> Maybe I should try again -- last time I was on RedHat, and now I'm on
> Debian, they might have an easier setup...

Well, I'd like to report that I've just installed and set up WINE on my
Debian system and it was almost trivial, thanks to the winesetuptk
package, which is a GUI program which asks you all the right questions
and finds out where your windows installation is automatically (well, if
you *have* a windows installation, which you would if you had a dual-boot
Of course that doesn't mean that the tax software will actually work
with WINE...
The only windows program I've tried so far that works is the venerable
But, still, it is encouraging.

Kathryn Andersen
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