running Window based apps on Ubuntu instead of using Windows in a PC emulator (Parallels desktop) on my MAC

Asked by Mark S Sears on 2012-07-06

I need to run a PC based program called Therascribe on my MAC. I bought Parallels Desktop (emulator), and now need to download Windows operating system. Can I download Ubuntu instead and use it to run my program?

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2012-07-07
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2012-07-07

It's not in the Wine appdb, you can try it with:

sudo apt-get install wine

HTH

Mark S Sears (kirkmoon) said : #2

do not understand the 2nd part of the answer. did look up in the Wine appdb, and it isn't there. Should I try using Wine instead of Ubuntu?

Wine is an application for Ubuntu. It's like saying

"Should I try Winzip instead of Windows XP"

It's nonesense.

Install Wine then try your app, as it's not in the appdb you are walking in unchartered terrirtory.

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