May 132008

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.

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