Wine: Running Windows apps on Linux

So you’ve decided to convert to Linux but hang on, you suddenly realise that you cannot use the applications that you are used to. Well there is a solution to this problem with a piece of software known as Wine.

Wine is an application that emulates (acts like) Windows in a window which means that you can use your Windows software on Linux and interact with the files on Linux. Wine gets better each release adding more functionality and allowing for more applications to be used with it. However, some applications have trouble for example Office 2007 so in some cases you will have to use workarounds. Below are some tutorials to help you with using Wine and find out more information.

Main Wine Site (wine hq)

Running MS Office 2003

Wine Review Blog/Tutorials

Crossover Office - Run popular Windows programs without the hassle