"For years, computers have been emulating other computers. A
common reason to emulate older computers is nostalgia, and indeed,
many emulators can run a broad variety of video games with perfect
fidelity. Another reason to emulate another computer is to access
application software that exists only on a specific platform.
"In general, application emulation targets platforms that
possess the larger market shares. For instance, the WINE project
attempts to provide a way to run Windows binaries, because--let's
face it-- here are many more cool applications for Windows than
there are for Linux (although, as they point out, WINE Is Not an
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