Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

5 Easy Wine Front-ends for Linux

Filed under
Software

WINE, which stands for ‘Wine Is Not an Emulator’ is a piece of software which enables Linux systems to run Windows software. Some programs don’t work at all, some work perfectly, but some work if certain configurations are made. This is where these Wine front-ends come in. There are several Wine front-ends that help users to install Windows software without tweaking or performing any configuration manually. These front-ends do the tweaking for users, resulting in a better ease of use of Windows software installation on Linux . Here are 5 easy wine front-ends that may suit your Windows software or game needs:

Commercial

Cedega

Cedega (formally known as WineX) is a wine front-end developed by a company called Transgaming. The main purpose of Cedega is to implement the DirectX api. Cedega is made only for gaming and is considered to be a very good wine front-end for games. Not all games work on Cedega, which is why Transgaming provides a Cedega database to mention which games work, 100%, partially or not at all, this database can be found here. There are currently 50 games, which are said to work perfectly on Cedega, these games are called ‘certified’ games.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Gaming

Leftovers: Software

today's howtos

ACPI, kernels and contracts with firmware

This ends up being a pain in the neck in the x86 world, but it could be much worse. Way back in 2008 I wrote something about why the Linux kernel reports itself to firmware as "Windows" but refuses to identify itself as Linux. The short version is that "Linux" doesn't actually identify the behaviour of the kernel in a meaningful way. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the kernel can deal with buffers being passed when the spec says it should be a package. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS knows how to deal with an HPET. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS can reinitialise graphics hardware. Read more