Some of the programs we will be using have been compiled for Windows. To get them to work on Unix machines (e.g., Macs and Linux distributions) you need to use wine, an open source application. Information about wine can be found here. It can take about 30-45 minutes for wine to install, depending on your internet connection, so be sure to have it installed and ready to go before the first day.
In Exercise 1.2 we provide tips for downloading wine for both Mac OS X and Ubuntu.
Write a comment below if you are having trouble downloading and installing wine on your machine.