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GNU/Linux Desktop: The Case Against Running Windows Apps

Feb 27, 2008, 22:00 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Does GNU/Linux need to run Windows apps? This question resurfaced last week, when the media noticed that Google has been contributing heavily to the Wine project, which develops a compatibility layer on GNU/Linux for running Windows applications.

"Google seems to think so. Not only did Google employees and interns contribute over 1900 patches to WINE in 2006-07, but the company also funded work at Codeweavers to improve the ability of Crossover Linux (a commercial version of Wine) to run recent versions of PhotoShop..."

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