How To: Display Web Content in Wine

Having trouble display web pages, web content, or accessing the internet in programs using Wine?  Here is a quick tutorial on installing Gecko into Wine.

Open up your terminal and type in the following code:

wine iexplore

From there it should ask to install Gecko and just follow the instructions it provides. If this fails, there is still hope and another option.

This has excerpt is from the Official Wine Wiki. Run these commands one after another in terminal.

$ wget
$ sudo mkdir /usr/share/wine/gecko
$ sudo mv /usr/share/wine/gecko

This still didn’t work? There is still always WineTricks that can help out in times of despiration.


Wine 1.1.5 Released

A nice little update from Wine from 1.1.4 to 1.1.5. A few new things in this release.

  • Substantial JavaScript implementation.
  • Partial support for layered windows.
  • Support for Unicode file export in Regedit.
  • Proper exception handling in widl-generated code.
  • Asynchronous requests and cookies support in WinHTTP.

The source is available and I do believe all of the packages are now up. Enjoy 🙂

How to Install Emulators on Ubuntu (NES Edition)


   Time to bring back the oldschool with the classic, Famicon.  The Famicon or the Nintendo Entertainment System, as it was known in the states, was a console of epic proportions.  It was the beginning of the never-ending journey of Final Fantasy and the addiction to saving everyones favorite princess, Zelda.  And now you can play all your favorite classics on linux.

There are multiple ways to installing an NES Emulator onto Ubuntu.  I am going to show you the quickest and easiest way to install my personal favorite, FCE Ultra.  If you are using an up-to-date version of Ubuntu this will be a painless install. First you will have to do is go to “Applications >> Add/Remove.”