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Mar 09, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"Wine--the open source implementation of the Windows API on X and Unix--is a tool that you may never need. Its development seems to have been driven primarily by games and office suites available on the Windows platform, but not on Linux. Since I'm happy with the games available natively to Linux, and I don't have much need for office suites, that means I haven't been watching Wine mature over the years. But now I've got an itch that I can only scratch with a shareware app for Windows, so I thought it was time I installed Wine to see if it could bring some relief.

"I've just gotten my ham radio license, and have become interested in Linux software for amateur radio..."

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