Re: Rosetta Stone won't execute 2011
This is such a commonly-asked problem, but people still don't really know the answer to it. Threads about "How do I actually run stuff in Wine, it says I don't have execute permission" tend to drag on for pages.
It's actually really easy to run programs in Wine. Type 'wine ' in the terminal - yes, with a space character at the end. Now drag the program yo uwant to run into the terminal. Run the resulting terminal command. Done, easy. Just make sure that you really do want to run that program and that you trust its origins.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.