7pm, Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Topic 1/2: Running Windows programs with Wine
Speaker: Tom Ryder
In many cases, people who want to switch to GNU/Linux as their operating system are held back by only one or two programs native to Microsoft Windows running on their machines, for which there’s no suitable free software replacement. One option in this case is to use Wine, a compatibility layer that allows running programs built for Windows on Unix-like operating systems. While it’s not perfect, it’s pretty impressive what Wine can do; Tom will demonstrate a few of the things it makes possible, including demonstrating the PlayOnLinux frontend.
Topic 2/2: Design for Military Crests with Inkscape
Speaker: John Flower
John Flower will return to demonstrate some more of the design that free software allows him to do. This month, he’ll demonstrate how he’s been using the vector drawing program Inkscape in tracing and working with military crests.
$2 gold coin donation
- Please wear a mask as a courtesy to the other attendees who may have co-morbidities or vulnerable loved ones.
- Coffee and biscuits will be provided, but please feel free to bring along your own snacks and drinks.
- 7:00pm: Welcome (Tom Ryder)
- 7:10pm: Topic 1/2: Running Windows programs with Wine (Tom Ryder)
- 7:55pm: Supper Break
- 8:05pm: General business (Tom Ryder)
- 8:10pm: Topic 2/2: Design for Military Crests with Inkscape (John Flower)
- 9:00pm: Doors close
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Great meeting tonight, thanks folks.
Tom’s Wine slides are here: <https://www.plug.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/running-windows-programs-with-wine.pdf> (application/pdf, 716 KiB)
Chris Winkworth mentioned two other relevant pieces of software:
* CrossOver: <https://www.codeweavers.com/crossover>
* Kasm WorkSpaces: <https://www.kasmweb.com/>