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Wine 6.0 Officially Released with Vulkan Backend for WineD3D, This Is What’s New

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A year in the making, Wine 6.0 is here to provide GNU/Linux users with much-improved support for running Windows applications and gams on their beloved distributions. Major changes including support for core modules in the PE format, Vulkan backend for WineD3D, DirectShow and Media Foundation support, as well as revamped text console.

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  • Wine 6.0 Released With A Plethora Of Improvements For Windows Software On Linux

    Wine 6.0 stable is now officially available as the annual stable release for this open-source project allowing Windows games and applications to run on Linux, macOS, and other Unix-like platforms.

    Among the many highlights for Wine 6.0 are core modules now being implemented in Portable Executable (PE) format, the initial (experimental) Vulkan back-end for WineD3D as an alternative to OpenGL, DirectShow and Media Foundation support, and a redesign of their text console implementation.

  • Wine Announcement
    The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 6.0
    is now available.
    
    This release represents a year of development effort and over 8,300
    individual changes. It contains a large number of improvements that
    are listed in the release notes below. The areas of major changes are:
    
      - Core modules in PE format.
      - Vulkan backend for WineD3D.
      - DirectShow and Media Foundation support.
      - Text console redesign.
    
    This release is dedicated to the memory of Ken Thomases, who passed
    away just before Christmas at the age of 51. Ken was an incredibly
    brilliant developer, and the mastermind behind the macOS support in
    Wine. We all miss his skills, his patience, and his dark sense of
    humor.
    
    The source is available from the following locations:
    
      https://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/6.0/wine-6.0.tar.xz
      http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/6.0/wine-6.0.tar.xz
    
    Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:
    
      https://www.winehq.org/download
    
    You will find documentation on https://www.winehq.org/documentation
    
    You can also get the current source directly from the git
    repository. Check https://www.winehq.org/git for details.
    
    Wine is available thanks to the work of many people. See the file
    AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.
    
    

Grab a Glass, Wine 6.0 Has Been Released

  • Grab a Glass, Wine 6.0 Has Been Released

    Wine 6.0 bottles up an entire year’s worth of development (fermented from more than 8,300 changes) to bring users a rich and varied palette of improvements, new features, and advanced capabilities with it.

    For those unfamiliar with it, Wine is a Windows compatibility layer that allows apps, tools, and games built for Microsoft Windows to run (with caveats) on Linux, BSD, Android, and even macOS systems.

    At the time of writing than 27,500 Windows apps and games are compatible with Wine, including well-known software like Photoshop and Microsoft Office, and popular games like StarCraft, Final Fantasy XI Online , and Team Fortress II.

Wine 6.0 released

  • Wine 6.0 released

    Version 6.0 of the Wine Windows not-an-emulator has been released.

Run Windows apps on Linux with Wine 6.0

  • Run Windows apps on Linux with Wine 6.0

    It used to be, people would scoff at the idea of switching to a Linux-based operating system due to a lack of software. While that is still true for some folks -- especially business users -- it is less of a concern these days. Why? Well, so many things are done through the web browser nowadays, lessening dependence on Windows software. For many consumers, just having the Google Chrome browser on, say, Ubuntu, is more than enough to accomplish their wants and needs. Not to mention, there are many quality Linux apps like GIMP and DaVinci Resolve.

    But OK, lets say you really want to use a Linux-based operating system, but there's some Windows-only software that you absolutely cannot live without. Thankfully, you may still be able to ditch Windows and upgrade to something like Fedora or Linux Mint. How? Thanks to the excellent Wine. This compatibility layer (don't you dare call it an emulator), can sometimes enable you to run Windows software on Linux. Today, version 6.0 is released.

Wine 6.0 Released, Download Your Copy Now

  • Wine 6.0 Released, Download Your Copy Now

    Finally, A new stable version, Wine 6.0 is available for the download. Wine is a software that helps you to run many Windows based apps on Linux based operating systems.

Wine 6.0 is out with better Direct3D support

  • Wine 6.0 is out with better Direct3D support and other improvements

    The team behind Wine, a compatibility layer to run Windows applications and games on systems such as Linux or Mac OS, has released Wine 6.0 to the public. Downloads, a compatibility database, and other information is available on the official project website.

    Wine 6.0 is available as source code and as binaries. Major changes in Wine 6.0 include DirectShow and Media Foundation support, improved handling of certain game copy protections, and support for an experimental Vulkan renderer for WineD3D.

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"If you are a Linux user, you should be familiar with Wine."

  • Cheers! Wine 6.0 Released with Improved Support for Windows Games and Software on Linux

    If you are a Linux user, you should be familiar with Wine. It’s a Windows compatibility layer that allows executables for Microsoft Windows to execute on Linux, BSD, Android and, macOS.

    Wine translates Windows system calls into POSIX-compliant system calls, recreates the Windows directory structure, provides alternative implementations of Windows system libraries, system services and various other components.

    At the moment of writing 27,690 Windows games and applications including Final Fantasy XI Online, Adobe Photoshop, StarCraft, and Team Fortress 2 are compatible with Wine.

Wine pops cork on version 6.0 of the Windows compatibility layer

  • Wine pops cork on version 6.0 of the Windows compatibility layer for *nix systems

    The compatibility layer for Windows applications, Wine, has celebrated the start of 2021 in the traditional manner – with a substantial update.

    After spending December and the early part of January going through six release candidates, the stable Wine 6.0 has been rolled out, replete with over 8,300 individual changes and a year of effort from the team.

    While the developers were keen to draw attention to the major changes, namely core modules (including the likes of NTDLL and KERNEL32) now being in Portable Executable (PE) format, DirectShow support and Vulkan backend for WineD3D, a considerable number of other tweaks should serve to improve compatibility for those who have that one weird Windows app that they really can't do without in Linux.

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