Since the RAM-swapping between my Xubuntu & Ubuntu desktop, I’m no longer could use the Windows virtual machine on top of VirtualBox on the Ubuntu desktop. It couldn’t met the minimum memory requirement. This posed a problem, since I usually run ThunderbirdPortable on that virtual machine. How could I read my e-mail and feed now?
Then I remembered Wine, an emulator (though the developers said that WINE Is Not Emulator) to run Windows executable (program) on non-Windows system. My previous attempt to install Wine package taken from Ubuntu repository a year ago ended with failure. It couldn’t launch any Windows application I needed, because of who-knows-why. But since it’s already been a whole year, I thought that there’s must’ve been some improvements applied on the package, and it might worth trying to install Wine for the second time.
binmft-support, and installed them immediately. It was a relief when I find out that Wine actually worked. ThunderbirdPortable launched just fine. Sure, there’s some font hiccup (they’re a bit bigger compared to when Thunderbird Portable launched on Windows), but that’s minor.
Here’s the obligatory screenshot.
Removing VirtualBox? Nahhh, it can still run the lightweight LinuxPuppy without problem. But I will get rid the Windows virtual disk image, eventually. That’ll surely give me a whopping 4GB free disk space.
Hmm, how long has it been since the last time I wrote article for this blog in English?