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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
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:
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.