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Running Windows based Applications - WINE

Running Windows based Applications - WINE


I know little to nothing about this - I have never done this but I know of it by having read a couple of articles way way way back in the days.

The problem:
I have a legacy application which runs in Windows. It is currently installed in a win-2k3 32bit server. I need to move out of win-2k3 server so that I can install and use cCURL and wget binaries for API integration - these binaries, as far as I can find, are not available for win-2k3 (tried like 5 variations and none of them will run). I do not want to even think about compiling a binary for win-2k3 ...

The same application is currently running in a Linux box - Due to licensing issues (user count) and decisions made some years ago, merging to a single version is not an option.

The question:
Since we already have a Linux Server, can I install WINE in this server, install my windows application in this server and run both versions at once off the same server?

I guess I wonder if the server needs to boot as Linux and/or Windows!

The good thing about not knowing is the opportunity to learn - Yours truly, 2008.

RE: Running Windows based Applications - WINE


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ince we already have a Linux Server, can I install WINE in this server, install my windows application in this server and run both versions at once off the same server?

Dunno, ... Will the application (whatever it is) run on WINE?

And of course if it does, you may have problems with accessing both instances simultaneously unless you can use different ports for whatever it is. WINE is a WINdows Emulator not a virtualisation system so it does not 'share' the machine.

Have you thought about using VirtualBox? so you could run two virtual server instances on the same hardware?


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RE: Running Windows based Applications - WINE

you can try to install playonlinux. Which windows application did you run on linux server?

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