I've been trying to get something to work in WINE that is the only thing of mine that currently doesn't work under Linux. I have some other programs installed in WINE that run fine so I've ditched Windows. The one thing I haven't gotten to work is the Windows portion of GedStar Pro, a program which extracts the data from some genealogy files and creates a database that can be used as the input to a fantastic viewer - again Gedstar - on my Android devices.
The program wouldn't even start until I installed the runtime package(s) for Microsoft Visual C++ for 2005, 2008 and 2010. Thi