All About Linux: WINE--An Open Source Project Which Could Be the Tipping Point...
May 31, 2006, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"A few days back, Google did something which took everyone by
surprise. It released Picasa--a very popular and advanced image
archiving tool that also includes a lot of photo manipulation
features--for Linux, which till now only worked in Windows. But
what was cleverly shielded from the average user was that Picasa
released for Linux is the very same Picasa for windows but running
on top of Wine--an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on
top of X and Unix. In fact, anybody who uses Picasa will not be
aware that he/she is running a windows software in Linux unless it
is pointed out.
"Wine has been around for a long time now and there are even
companies which operate for profit such as Codeweavers who sell a
fine tuned version of wine to allow people to run Windows software