Installing WINLINK EXPRESS on MAC and LINUX

Submitted by K6ETA on Wed, 2021-06-16 21:46

Some changes in the latest versions of VARA had broken my earlier recipes on getting Winlink Express and VARA to work under Intel-compatible processors for Linux and Mac.

So I have re-written and tested the instructions and can reliably get Winlink Express and the latest VARA and ARDOP working on i386 CPUs using Linux and Mac OS X.

Linux Instructions:
http://k6eta.com/linux/installing-rms-express-on-linux-with-wine

Mac OS X Instructions:
http://k6eta.com/mac/installing-rms-express-on-mac-free-wine-option
and
http://k6eta.com/mac/installing-rms-express-on-mac-with-crossover-wine

For those of you who are hoping to get Winlink Express and VARA working on the ARM processors such as the Raspberry Pi, there is a very involved method of putting a version of Windows and emulation support on a Raspberry Pi 4, but I can't support it as I don't consider it realistic or stable enough to go through the effort. IMHO you are better off using a single board computer with an Intel-compatible CPU such as Latte Panda or Rock Pi.

Enjoy!

Questions contact the author: K6ETA

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