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LinuxNewbie.org: A Whine About Wine

Dec 26, 2000, 20:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Sheets)

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"In 1998 the International Data Corporation (IDC) estimated that commercial shipments of Linux alone would increase by 25% each year to 2003. Keeping in mind that Linux is freely available for download on the Internet and that more than one person might install Linux from a single CD and the growth of Linux is tremendous."

"The software industry has been unable to keep up with the huge influx of Windows users turning to Linux who need access to Windows applications. The result is applications that either emulate or run Windows concurrently with Linux to allow access to Windows applications."

"The Wine project was started in 1993 by Bob Amstadt as a way of running Windows 3.1 applications from Linux. Fairly early in its development Wine was handed over to Alexandre Julliard who continues to direct development of it today."

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