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Date:      Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:08:08 -0700
From:      Jarrod Slick <jarrod.sl@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: wine questions
Message-ID:  <4D41C298.7030709@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <4D41BDF6.5080904@blakemfg.com>
References:  <4D41BDF6.5080904@blakemfg.com>

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On 1/27/11 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
>
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Chaining emulators just sounds like a bad idea; I would guess that your 
risk of complications increases exponentially when doing this, and I 
would bet anything that your performance decreases exponentially as 
well.  Also, I doubt the company that sells the commercial version of 
wine would support their software when running on untested platforms 
(e.g., FBSD w/ Linux Emulation).  Further, that company probably has a 
list of supported software and won't vouch for their product's ability 
to run anything outside of that list.

If you absolutely must run it under a *nix, I would go with Linux for 
this project.

If you'd set dogma aside, though, you would probably see that Windows is 
your best bet for this project.  A close second (if you had all the time 
in the world) would be writing drivers yourself for your desired platform.



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