Wine Is a Long Shot at Solving the Windows Apps on Linux Problem
Jan 19, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The open-source Wine project is less a solution and
more a workaround when it comes to the issue of running Windows
applications on Linux.
"After devoting my last couple of columns to the topic of
choosing an alternate OS (in particular, Linux) without giving up
your Windows apps, I didn't plan on extending the discussion
further that is, until a lively reader exchange prompted me to turn
that pair of columns into a trio.
"If we're to discuss Windows applications on Linux and other
Unix-like operating systems, how can we forget about Wine, the
open-source project devoted to building a sort of shim between the
APIs that Windows applications require and the equivalents of those
interfaces on a Linux machine."