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Deployment of Wine

The project is to build a Linux Mint machine to have the identical functionality and ergonomics as the existing Windows 10 machine.
Having established that there is no way to migrate fully from Windows to Linux, the project now needs to consider running Windows apps in Linux.This is a big change to the strategy of the project.This is a big change to the deployment of a Linux workstation, a crushing admission of failure, and the opening of a whole new world of risks to an otherwise secure operating system. Environment & required functionalityFor this blog post, Wine was tested on: The Linux Mint Xfce 19 virtual machine "Bilbo", on host Windows 10 laptop "Saruman"The Linux Mint Xfce 18.3 virtual machine "Gimli", on host Windows 10 host "Legolas".
Alternatives There are alternatives to Wine/PlayOnLinux, notably the paid software Crossover. Software selection Wine and PlayOnLinux are present in Linux Mint by default.  If uninstalled following advice fr…

OnlyOffice: keyboard inaccessible, so not useable, therefore not tested

I installed OnlyOffice https://www.onlyoffice.com/. I had intended to test it with my now-standard test suite of two linked workbooks.

Unfortunately, in spite of a promising look, I quickly discovered that - with one exception - everything was navigable only by mouse.

That makes it a child's toy.  Unfit for purpose!  No point in testing it further.

I uninstalled it within 10 minutes of installing it.


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