Yesterday I tried to run an electronic Italian-English dictionary I own. As I write my novel using LaTeX and I have an environment on Linux, I thought it would good to use WINE to read it. I was wrong. Wine has progressed immensely and the commercial offerings (for example CodeWeavers) are even capable of running Office in its latest incarnation: however they are totally useless in front of the extremely bad quality of those dictionaries (from a programming point of view). They only work in Windows because the underlying (crappy) environment can compensate for an equally crappy program.
For now I’ll use an online dictionary I found. At least that only requires a browser.
Luca Beltrame LINUX