Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bordeaux?

Bordeaux is a Graphical user interface (GUI) for Wine that aids in the installation and configuration of many of today's popular windows based applications. Bordeaux also has the ability to use custom configurations.

As of the 1.8 release of Bordeaux their is support for:

  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • Microsoft Office 97
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project 2003
  • Adobe Photoshop 6
  • Adobe Image Ready 3
  • Adobe Photoshop 7
  • Adobe Image Ready 7
  • Adobe Photoshop CS
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  • Steam and Steam based Games

Bordeaux also supports cellars, cellars are in short just another name for bottle support, with the new cellar support each application or game can be installed into its own wineprefix "cellar" and on top of that you can install unsupported applications and games into their own unsupported cellar. This gives you a sandbox to test in while leaving your supported applications and games in a safe environment.

Bordeaux is written in GTK and requires GTK2, pygtk, cabextract, wget and pango to be installed to function correctly.

Bordeaux for Linux, Free-BSD, PC-BSD, Solaris, OpenSolaris and Mac OS X is available for download with purchase at the Bordeaux Store All purchases include 6 months of email support and the product is backed by a 30 day refund.

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What is Q4Wine?

Q4Wine is a Qt GUI for Wine It will help you manage wine prefixes and installed applications.

See this link for details. ;)

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What is Wine?

Wine is a free software application that aims to allow Unix-like computer operating systems to execute programs written for Microsoft Windows. Wine also provides a software library known as Winelib against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems.

The name 'Wine' derives from the recursive acronym Wine Is Not an Emulator. While the name sometimes appears in the forms "WINE" and "wine", the project developers have agreed to standardize on the form "Wine".

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How to download and install Wine?

The best option is to use precompiled binary package(s) for your particular distribution. See the Wine download page for links and additional information. If you can't find packages with recent Wine version for your distro, download the Wine source and compile Wine yourself.

For more information about wine installation please see: Wine FAQ

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Is this game or application runs on Wine?

There is Wine Application Database (AppDB). There you can get information on application compatibility with Wine.

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