Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 10:26 AM (in response to BobTheFisherman)
Thank you, Bob. Has anyone had experience with Wine, which is Opensource? Whatever I use, the most important thing is that it doesn't affect the way that everything else works.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 11:26 AM (in response to Steve Sargent)
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