Wine installation errors

Jasper Frumau jasperfrumau at
Mon Dec 26 16:50:08 PST 2011

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 6:49 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>wrote:

> On Dec 26, 2011, at 17:43, Jasper Frumau wrote:
> > A virtual machine as in VirtualBox or Vmware Fusion with XP or Windows 7
> I already have running. Was just curious if Wine could be a better and
> faster alternative.
> Using Wine would certainly take less disk space (Microsoft's virtual
> machines are huge), but the articles I've read, and my own experiences,
> show that what you get out of Wine isn't a 100% accurate emulation. And
> since the goal would be to ensure that the user experience is correct for
> users of Internet Explorer running on Windows, it's probably best to test
> on Internet Explorer running on Windows.

Yeah that has been my experience so far as well. Will stick to my virtual
boxes for now. I need a 100% accurate emulation and for that I have several
boxes running different IE versions. Windows 7 in a box just eats a lot of
memory and slows down my machine. XP is not too bad.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the macports-users mailing list