Does Wine runs all Windows Apps?

Rishabh Sharma December 16, 2012
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I am planning to switch from Windows XP to Ubuntu 12, Just want to know is Wine supports all the windows Apps/ Games. it would be crucial as I worked on Windows for almost 7 yrs.

  1. Justin Pot
    December 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    It doesn't run everything and it's sometimes very instable. If you want to switch to Linux you should know that you'll have to leave some software behind. Don't worry: there are many alternatives and you'll eventually feel right at home.

    • Rishabh Sharma
      December 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      Ok, I understand that

  2. Adriel Tan
    December 18, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Wine is awesome, but it does not work for everything (especially games). Wine's website has a list of supported applications. If windows app support is crucial, then you are probably better off using Windows in a virtual machine (though that does not fix the games issue)...

  3. Abba Jee
    December 18, 2012 at 8:02 am

    No it can't run all windows applications, there's a compatibility list of software which you can run using wine

  4. Manuel Guillermo López Buenfil
    December 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Games may prove to be a problem.
    For applications, I suggest that you look for an alternative program in Linux which does the same thing, instead of bringing your Windows programs to Linux.

    • Anonymous
      December 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks to steam, maybe soon it will not be a problem .. :)

  5. ha14
    December 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Wine Application Database (AppDB

  6. Âdil Farôôq
    December 17, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Not all the applications but can support some of them

  7. Ahamed Yaseen
    December 17, 2012 at 7:52 am

    All apps not supported in wine... Stay with windows...

  8. Junil Maharjan
    December 17, 2012 at 4:30 am

    No, it doesn't run all the programs. But it does run very useful programs.

  9. luis donis
    December 17, 2012 at 12:36 am

    if very good wine can emulate a lot of programs with

  10. Rob Hindle
    December 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    In brief: No.
    Games in particular get very choosy about the OS environment

  11. Jose Paolo Gonzales Otico
    December 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    WineHQ has a compatibility list. Just check to see if the applications you want to run are on there. You can also check to see if there are alternatives to the Windows applications you use that are on Ubuntu.

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