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Old 06-13-2008, 03:41 AM   #1
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Well, I know it's a windows program, but BeerSmith works great in Ubuntu Linux....all you need to do is install Wine. Wine, for those of you guys who don't use Linux is a program that allows you to run Windows-only programs on Linux. I'm pretty stoked, and it was an easy install:

1. Go to the System Menu -> Administration -> Click on Synaptic Package Manager
2. Click the search button, and type "wine" in the box and hit the Search button
3. Check the box next to "wine" (note: not wine-dev, or anything else)
4. Answer yes to all following questions
5. Allow the Wine installation to complete.
6. Download the BeerSmith program, and choose Wine as the program to open it with.
7. Allow the BeerSmith program to install
8. Run the BeerSmith program!

Now, there is a bit of configuration you can do with Wine to make it look nicer, but I was able to run BeerSmith without any messing with it. Cool!


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Old 06-13-2008, 05:13 AM   #2
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Wow! I didn't even know wine still existed. Back when linux was relatively new I had to compile wine manually on slackware linux in order to use it. It could barely run solitaire!

I thought it was long dead. I usually run VMWare server in linux and load up windows xp if I want to run windows apps. Win4Lin is another virtual emulator but it's not free like VMWare server.



 
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Old 06-14-2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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wine has come a long ways. You can sometimes get 3d games to run on it.

 
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Old 06-14-2008, 02:40 PM   #4
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I've never had a problem with BeerSmith under Wine. To overcome the no printing from Wine issue, export your recipes to HTML, then print from a web browser.
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Old 06-15-2008, 03:35 AM   #5
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I tried it under wine for a bit, and we really confused as how to build a recipe. Which is weird because more software is fairly intuitive to me. So I never bought it and stuck with qbrew, but it really needs the boil off rate and mash volume calculators, which beersmith has of coarse.

 
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Old 06-15-2008, 06:11 PM   #6
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Promash also works under Wine.
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:27 PM   #7
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I've never had a problem with BeerSmith under Wine. To overcome the no printing from Wine issue, export your recipes to HTML, then print from a web browser.
Actually I was told that if you install IE under Wine, you can resolve the printing problem:
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:26 PM   #8

I just converted to Ubuntu from Vista and love it! I was very happy to see that beersmith works. This is the only windows application I have moved over to linux as it is the only important program I have. Thanks BeerSmith!

By the way, I have found, beersmith also works by copying it to a flashdrive. Plug it into any PC USB port and run the exe, you have your recipes, etc. Very handy when brewing with friends and taking a recipe with you.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:54 PM   #9
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Well, I know it's a windows program, but BeerSmith works great in Ubuntu Linux....all you need to do is install Wine. Wine, for those of you guys who don't use Linux is a program that allows you to run Windows-only programs on Linux. I'm pretty stoked, and it was an easy install:

1. Go to the System Menu -> Administration -> Click on Synaptic Package Manager
2. Click the search button, and type "wine" in the box and hit the Search button
3. Check the box next to "wine" (note: not wine-dev, or anything else)
4. Answer yes to all following questions
5. Allow the Wine installation to complete.
6. Download the BeerSmith program, and choose Wine as the program to open it with.
7. Allow the BeerSmith program to install
8. Run the BeerSmith program!

Now, there is a bit of configuration you can do with Wine to make it look nicer, but I was able to run BeerSmith without any messing with it. Cool!
Hell, i didnt even need to tell wine to open exe files, it just took off and ran it thanks a million
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:04 PM   #10
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I just converted to Ubuntu from Vista and love it! I was very happy to see that beersmith works. This is the only windows application I have moved over to linux as it is the only important program I have. Thanks BeerSmith!

By the way, I have found, beersmith also works by copying it to a flashdrive. Plug it into any PC USB port and run the exe, you have your recipes, etc. Very handy when brewing with friends and taking a recipe with you.
Makes sense the program runs from a flash drive, but it never occurred to me. How very cool. Going onto my ubiquitous flash drive right now.


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