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The installation completes (see Figure 28-5), and you can run Opera from the Finish button. If you do so, and look at "Help, About Opera'' you see Opera's Version Information says that the system is Windows 2000. It thinks that it is running on Windows 2000 (see Figure 28-6).

FIGURE 28-5

Opera for Windows installation completes

FIGURE 28-5

Opera for Windows installation completes

FIGURE 28-6

Opera for Windows running on Linux under Wine

FIGURE 28-6

Opera for Windows running on Linux under Wine

Wine has a configuration tool that you can run with the command winecfg (see Figure 28-7).

FIGURE 28-7

winecfg configuration tool

FIGURE 28-7

winecfg configuration tool

Note how one of the options is to configure which version of Windows we want Wine to impersonate. We can add applications here through this interface by choosing and clicking on an executable Windows installer file.

Wine can integrate with the KDE and GNOME desktops. By installing Opera for Windows, an Opera icon appears on the desktop without any further action.

Right-clicking on that icon and looking at the properties shows that the icon executes the following command:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/roger/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\Opera 9.5 beta\Opera.exe"

If you install other applications that for some reason do not install an icon, you can run them from the command line with a similar command, or fix up an icon in a similar way.

There is good information about which Windows applications will run in Wine at www.winehq.org. There are also tips and tricks for running particular applications that cause problems.

CrossOver from CodeWeavers is a commercial version of Wine that makes the installation of certain Windows programs (and in particular Microsoft Office) easier than in "vanilla Wine.'' The configuration tool for CrossOver Professional 6 is shown in Figure 28-8.

FIGURE 28-8

CodeWeavers CrossOver Professional 6

FIGURE 28-8

CodeWeavers CrossOver Professional 6

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