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Date:      Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:37:23 -0700
From:      Dmitri Brengauz <>
To:        Fred <>
Subject:   Re: wine questions
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On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Fred <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I need to buy an expensive logic device programmer that connects to a PC
> through USB.  Unfortunately, the user software that make it go only runs on
> Bill Gates' cancerous, virus-infested, scourge of the Earth excuse for an OS
> which I do not use.  Is it likely to work ok using wine?  What type of
> programs do not work well with wine?  There is a supported, commercial
> version of wine that runs on Linux.  Would I be better off buying that and
> running it on the FBSD Linux emulation?
> Best regards,
> Fred
> _______________________________________________
>  <>

Have you tried VirtualBox?   You still have to shell out for a Windows
license, but at least the Gates virus will be contained securely on your
computer.  For me, Virtual Box + FreeBSD has been running better than VMWare
+ OS X.  Once again, free software, more than worth the price.

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