Posted by admin on 13th May 2008
As most of us know, Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL and Unix. Wine is a Microsoft Windows Emulator for Linux which acts as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs on Linux thereby eliminating the need for Windows and allows users to run Windows based applications on Linux. Wine is completely comprises of non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unix, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OSX, Sun Solaris and other UNIX versions.