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Ok so I have jumped the ship from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 10.10(I think it's that version), I am enjoying ot so far. However, I need help with two specific things.

I have a game that I always play(Guildwars) that can be played on Linux with WINE. However, I have a 64 bit Ubuntu. Is there any other compatibility tool like WINE that works on 64 bit Ubuntu?

Also, is any anti-virus needed for Ubuntu? If so what ones do you suggest.

Finally, are there any really good pieces of software that I can get from their software center?

EDIT: Oh yeah, is there any way to get the advanced graphics to work? When I attempt to get them to work it comes up saying it isn't available.
 

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I have a game that I always play(Guildwars) that can be played on Linux with WINE. However, I have a 64 bit Ubuntu. Is there any other compatibility tool like WINE that works on 64 bit Ubuntu?

Wine64.

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Also, is any anti-virus needed for Ubuntu? If so what ones do you suggest.

lol, you don't need any kind of AV with Linux
 

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You don't want 64-bit Wine unless you're trying to run a 64-bit Windows program. You most likely want 32-bit Wine, which is easy enough to find in the Software Center.
 

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You don't want 64-bit Wine unless you're trying to run a 64-bit Windows program. You most likely want 32-bit Wine, which is easy enough to find in the Software Center.

o_O for some reason just when I looked now it allows me to download it. However, the last time I checked it stated that I couldn't run it on Ubuntu 64bit.
 

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Yeah I am installing it now.


I am now just attempting to find out how to install flash player. I downloaded the beta for linux off http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flas...10_square.html but I get this message whenever I double click the extracted file. "Could not display *file path*/libflashplayer.so there is no application installed for shared library files.

I suspect I need to place the .so file where googlechrome is located. The problem is I have no idea how to locate it.
 

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Yeah I am installing it now.


I am now just attempting to find out how to install flash player. I downloaded the beta for linux off http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flas...10_square.html but I get this message whenever I double click the extracted file. "Could not display *file path*/libflashplayer.so there is no application installed for shared library files.

I suspect I need to place the .so file where googlechrome is located. The problem is I have no idea how to locate it.

Don't attempt to use 64-bit Flash. It's utterly broken. See the Linux Software Guide in my sig.
 

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Yeah I am installing it now.


I am now just attempting to find out how to install flash player. I downloaded the beta for linux off http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flas...10_square.html but I get this message whenever I double click the extracted file. "Could not display *file path*/libflashplayer.so there is no application installed for shared library files.

I suspect I need to place the .so file where googlechrome is located. The problem is I have no idea how to locate it.

open up nautilus (the file browser) should take you to your home folder.

go to view and click on "view hidden files" or "show hidden files"

find .mozilla, go into it, if there isn't already a folder called plugins, create it, place the libflashplayer.so in there. restart your browser, and you should have flash for both firefox and chrome/chromium
 

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Linux = good = free
I used ubuntu from 9.04 to 10.04 and was happy but it bothered me i couldnt play any win games, not even on wine. I checked later a list for wine apps and most of them are very bad coded.
Other than that u can make linux to look the way u really want, not like in win.
Also u dont need AV for it, but there is a code (forgot was it malware) nowdays.
+ linux is faster in web browsing and generaly faster than on win.
 

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if you are starting to run linux... learn "sudo apt-get install"
no issue with finding something in the software center... if you know its there "sudo apt-get install wine" DONE your good to go lol
 
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Hey Juganot! First off welcome to Linux


WINE can be a tad difficult from time to time, I've had some good success with PlayOnLinux however which is a front end for WINE that does most of the legwork for you!

http://www.playonlinux.com/en/

Let us know how it works out


~Devoid~
 

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if you are starting to run linux... learn "sudo apt-get install"
no issue with finding something in the software center... if you know its there "sudo apt-get install wine" DONE your good to go lol

+1 for the avatar pic
 

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open up nautilus (the file browser) should take you to your home folder.

go to view and click on "view hidden files" or "show hidden files"

find .mozilla, go into it, if there isn't already a folder called plugins, create it, place the libflashplayer.so in there. restart your browser, and you should have flash for both firefox and chrome/chromium


You can either copy it or symlink it from your firefox folder if that doesn't work. I have to do it manually in Fedora.

It will either be in
/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
or
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

This will create a symlink, sort of like a shortcut, to your chrome plugins.
Run as root, with whatever you use, sudo, su, etc.

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ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /opt/google/chrome/plugins/libflashplayer.so

 

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well real quickly you might want to do
"sudo apt-get install aptitude", this will allow you to search in terminal
then you can do something like "sudo aptitude search wine" then when you see wine or
the full name you can type "sudo apt-get install ___"
 

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well real quickly you might want to do
"sudo apt-get install aptitude", this will allow you to search in terminal
then you can do something like "sudo aptitude search wine" then when you see wine or
the full name you can type "sudo apt-get install ___"
Its been a while since I used apt, but I remember using this to search for packages:

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sudo apt-cache search $pkg
 

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well real quickly you might want to do
"sudo apt-get install aptitude", this will allow you to search in terminal
then you can do something like "sudo aptitude search wine" then when you see wine or
the full name you can type "sudo apt-get install ___"

dont need to sudo an aptitude search btw
 

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well real quickly you might want to do
"sudo apt-get install aptitude", this will allow you to search in terminal
then you can do something like "sudo aptitude search wine" then when you see wine or
the full name you can type "sudo apt-get install ___"

Why bump a month old thread? ...
 
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