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Sep 10, 2009, 03:48 (10 Talkback[s])
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"In a roundabout way, this brings me on to the subject of this article, which is the Wine software. This is an open source implementation of the Windows Application Programming Interface on top of X, OpenGL, and Linux. I am not exactly sure what this means, but in plain English, it means that Wine is a compatibility layer between Windows programs and Linux. When running a Windows application with Wine, the software actually believes it is running under Windows. The name is derived from the recursive acronym, Wine Is Not an Emulator.

"The purpose of this article is to try out some of my favourite Windows multimedia software in Wine. This is not intended to be an exhaustive survey of Windows multimedia software, but merely to capture my thoughts on software which I used on a regular basis under Windows."

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