ZDNet UK: A Little Wine With Your Linux?
Oct 08, 2003, 11:30 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Lowe)
"Five words sum it up: 'Wine is not an emulator.' This is also a
clever acronym for the program Wine, which can help you run your
Windows programs under Linux. Wine is an implementation of the
Windows API that allows programs using the API to run on an
operating system that doesn't natively support the application.
It's important to note that Wine doesn't emulate a full x86 system
but rather provides the software APIs that make it possible to run
Windows programs. This allows a program to run at full speed, since
no emulation is taking place. Emulation generally slows down
"Let's install Wine on a Linux system, attempt to install an
ordinary Windows application, and take a look at how well it