Hands down, it is often agreed that EAC is the best CD ripper out there. And it was one of the things I took for granted when I switched. So basically, I set out to use it using WINE, and really, its just as fast, and runs perfectly, no problems in any feature from what I can see.
(If you want to make WINE look better without msstyles read this guide.)
Configuring WINE: Part I
Open your terminal in type in:
And go to the "Drives" tab, and press the "Autodetect..." button.
It should scan for drives, and find a handful of them. Find /media/cdrom drives, if you have more than one then apply this step to all of them. Click on the drive letter ( in my case E: ) and press the "Show Advanced" button, and then select the "Type" of the drive to be "CD-ROM", apply to every drive that is a CD drive, and press "OK".
Download the installer for Exact Audio Copy, then double-click eac-0.95b4.exe on the downloaded file and simply install like any other app.
Configuring WINE: Part II
Go into your terminal and type:
and in the Applications tab, press the "Add Applcation" button and browse to EAC.exe, and click on it and select a NT operating system from the Windows select box (those being NT/2000/XP), and press "OK".
As it launches cancel the wizard, and press F9, and under the "Interface" tab, select "Native Win32 Interface for NT/2000/XP". Press "OK", and restart the app. Put a CD in your drive, and hopefully all will go well.
You should now be able to simply launch by using
in your favorite terminal.
wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Exact\ Audio\ Copy/EAC.exe