Asus Eee PC, Wine, IE

The other day my General Manager came to me to ask if I could install Wine on the Eee PC. I thought “It’s Linux, why not?”

I’m working with the 701 model. The first we need to install wine. The Eee PC uses Xandros which uses the Debian Package system. Under Settings there is what looks like a program that you can use to install additional programs. Unfortunately all this is used for is updates. In order to get to where we need to be, the terminal, we need to hold ctrl+alt+T.

Editing sources.list

once we have the terminal open type:

sudo nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list

and add the following repositories:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ stable/non-US main contrib non-free

wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add –

Save the file, then run the update:

sudo apt-get update

Installing wine

This is the easy part, all you need to do is run the following command:

apt-get install wine

now go back and undo the editing of the /etc/apt/sources.list.

Installing IE

The best way I found to install IE is to download IE4Linux from here. Once you download the file, just run it and let the program do it’s thing. You can also install other version of IE with this program.

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