"Wine is the project which makes possible to run games
like World of WarCraft, Counter-Strike, Half-Life 2, WarCraft III
and so on. And Wine is also the project which makes possible for
web developers to test how their web page is viewed under Internet
Explorer. Not to mention hundreds of other applications which work
very well or well enough with it.
"Ever since the first release tagged as 'stable' was put out for
the public after 15 years of development, the Wine project
continued development and now the latest version is 1.1.7, which
brings numerous improvements and additions."