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eWeek: A toast to wine for running win apps

Aug 01, 2000, 21:12 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

"In the course of some recent desktop operating system adventuring, I thought I'd give Linux a crack at taking care of business on my desktop machine. I opted for Red Hat 6.2 with the KDE desktop and loaded up Netscape's Navigator and Sun's StarOffice for my Web-browsing and review-writing needs."

"But then there was mail. We're a Lotus Notes shop here at eWeek, so thanks to the wonders of technology lock-in, only Notes could do the job."

"Although Lotus has released its Domino server for Linux, Notes has yet to reach the client side. This meant that if I were to run Notes on Linux, I'd have to do it with Wine (www.winehq.com), an open-source implementation of Windows APIs that runs on top of X Window and Unix while avoiding Microsoft source code."

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