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Wine seems to suffer a lot from problems with regressions and dependency conflicts. To be fair, this is somewhat understandable due to the frankly monumental scope of the problem of running non-native programs on POSIX systems. Unfortunately, in my experience, this usually means that your Wine version and libraries have to be specifically tuned to use the ones that happen to work best with the specific application that you're trying to run. In the very likely event that you want to run multiple unrelated Windows programs via Wine, it seems that your best course of action is usually to set up multiple Wine prefixes/bottles that are individually tuned to provide the best possible environment for each application. In other words, there are a few big things that users can do to facilitate running Windows applications in Wine; carefully selecting the Wine/library versions that work best for their software (a.k.a. an application specific 'runtime'), and creating a prefix/bottle for each piece of software (a.k.a. a virtual [Windows] drive/file hierarchy). To me this seems to be an almost perfect use case for containers - in particular (but maybe not exclusively) flatpak. For example, if I understand correctly, flatpak already uses something like mount namespaces as a means of creating an isolated hierarchy for each individual application. To me, this seems very similar to the concept of a Wine prefix/bottle, and I don't see any reason why Wine couldn't create a prefix within a container for each Windows application. To go even further, flatpak makes use of runtimes - a cluster of dependencies/libraries that each application uses, which can also potentially be shared between compatible apps. As I mentioned above, running applications in Wine usually requires a lot of version tuning in order to find the libraries that work the best with your application. So why not 'bottle' each Windows application within a flatpak container and provide a repository of runtimes that have been curated and tailored by the community to work well with specific apps? It seems like a perfect fit and that Wine could make great use of containers like flatpak (or maybe other container formats) to provide greater installation simplicity and application compatibility. For pseudo-usage example: wine install ~/foobar.exe #------Installs your application and a new prefix/bottle inside a new flatpak container.. wine get-dependencies foobar #---Searches curated repositories for a flatpak runtime for your application.. wine foobar #--------------------Runs your application using flatpak.. This shouldn't pose any additional IP or copyright issues because you're installing and packaging your own software and getting built-in dependencies should be no problem. Anyway, what do you think? Could containers be used to improve and simplify Wine? Are there some major issues or hurdles that I'm overlooking? submitted by /u/DonutsMcKenzie [link] [comments]

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...getting Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate or you CPU. This is an older "LAN Party" board with an older processor. Is this a 32-bit vs 64-bit issue? submitted by /u/thin_the_herd [link] [comments]

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Long story short, I have a laptop with that ran an expired Windows 10 beta and has a very broken screen. The hdmi output used to work, but has not since the beta OS expired. I want to install linux on it and then build an emulation station with it. Any ideas on how to install linux with no display? Thanks!!! submitted by /u/erik_87mt [link] [comments]

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Hello! Could you help me understand the difference between a clone and a snapshot in these two filesystems? Thank you! submitted by /u/abnoxae [link] [comments]

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