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Wine Is a Long Shot at Solving the Windows Apps on Linux Problem

Jan 19, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Wickline)

[ Thanks to Tom Wickline for this link. ]

"The open-source Wine project is less a solution and more a workaround when it comes to the issue of running Windows applications on Linux.

"After devoting my last couple of columns to the topic of choosing an alternate OS (in particular, Linux) without giving up your Windows apps, I didn't plan on extending the discussion further that is, until a lively reader exchange prompted me to turn that pair of columns into a trio.

"If we're to discuss Windows applications on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems, how can we forget about Wine, the open-source project devoted to building a sort of shim between the APIs that Windows applications require and the equivalents of those interfaces on a Linux machine."

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