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Hands On: How to Get More From Linux

Oct 08, 2008, 17:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barry Shilliday)

"If you are confused as to what Wine is, it's really quite simple. When a Windows executable normally runs, much of the code involves making calls to the Windows operating system in order to perform various tasks.

"Wine creates a translation layer between Linux and the Windows executable; in other words, these operating system calls are translated on the fly into equivalent calls on Linux and the graphical desktop it is running."

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