Comments on: Run Finale 2007 on Linux with WINE Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:50:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anonymous Tue, 06 Apr 2010 10:38:24 +0000 I would like to suggest a different approach. Install VMWARE on your Linux system and let your whole Microsoft Windows system run in a nutshell within a Linux window. Windows runs much smoother this way and it happens that it uses the memory more efficiently. In that window you can install any windows programme without losing the Linux advantages.

By: Joseph Schwenker Sun, 24 Jan 2010 19:10:14 +0000 I am using Finale PrintMusic 2008. When I tried to install it by clicking on the executable file, the splash screen appeared, then faded away. I ran the executable from the terminal, and this is what I got:

joseph@joseph:/media/cdrom0$ wine PMWinSetup.exe
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 18 (X_ChangeProperty)
Resource id in failed request: 0x4c00005
Serial number of failed request: 1071
Current serial number in output stream: 1147

Any ideas?

By: Richard Konrad Sun, 22 Feb 2009 21:06:51 +0000 This works great with the exception of the “setup” dialogue in printing. Important for me is the ability to convert the MUS files to pdf format. In Windows, I get the option of printing to pdf by installing a pdf writing programme – cutepdf in my case. Has anyone go this function to work?



By: Ant Tue, 13 Jan 2009 08:56:05 +0000 Just a note that crossover is a very good product. I am a happy user of it, and knowing that codeweavers (the developers of crossover) contribute all their wine development back to the free wine project made their product a good option when I decided I wanted to support wine. Once you have a purchased copy, it’ll keep working, its only the support that will expire. I would recommending staying 1 version behind the bleeding edge linux versions for this, as it can take a short while for wine to catch up to the newest kernals, drivers and APIs.

By: Caleb Mon, 17 Mar 2008 06:17:50 +0000 finale wont let me register and says it “cant reach the authorisation server” or something like that. Also, none of the music fonts work and as thats what the program is for i really need to fix that…..

By: Jon Kulp Tue, 08 Jan 2008 04:50:59 +0000 I got it running on Ubuntu 7.10. (Thanks to Brian Bondari for posting this how-to!!) I couldn’t hear anything on playback at first but found that I hadn’t enabled an audio driver in the WINE configuration. In the WINE configuration panel try selecting the OSS sound driver, then in the Finale MIDI setup try selecting TiMidity port 0. This setup worked for me. The only other apparent problem for me is that a few things look funny on the screen. Like the bracket on the piano grand staff is kind of messed up. I’ll have to fiddle some more to see if I can figure that one out. I suspect it’s some sort of font issue. Otherwise I’m very happy being able to run Finale so well on Linux.

By: Zoltan Fodor Sun, 04 Nov 2007 23:46:45 +0000 Nice, but i have heard about some free, Linux ported softwares for composing. Have you ever tried any of these? If not, see for example Rosegarden, Lilypond, or Canorus.


By: Gui Wed, 10 Oct 2007 01:18:29 +0000 I work in Ubuntu 7.04, but appears the follow message when i try to install Finale 2007:

(My finale.exe is on my Desktop)

Cannot open the source file

By: Peder Fri, 10 Aug 2007 14:21:15 +0000 As of Wine 0.9.39 (I think) MIDI is officially supported so input and playback /should/ work…

– Peder

By: Andrew Douglass Wed, 04 Jul 2007 21:49:40 +0000 I now have PrintMusic! 2004 running in WINE. Only problem I’ve found so far is I can’t hear any playback…