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Sometimes Wine Relaxes Linux, Sometimes It Just Causes Headaches

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A little Wine with your Linux computing session can keep you using your favorite Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Windows programs.

What is Wine? Wine is a compatibility layer that's sometimes referred to as an emulator, though it's not "that kind" of emulator, according to the project's wiki. Wine doesn't do any CPU emulation, hence the acronym "Wine Is Not an Emulator."

However, it will let you run Windows programs from your Linux OS.

This Linux app has a troubled reputation among hard-core Linux fans. Some argue that at best using Wine as a work-around muddies the complete adoption of the Linux desktop environment. Others justify the use of Wine as being just another open source solution for adopting Linux when some Windows programs cannot be left behind.

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re: Wine

the article wrote:
Wine is not perfect. It does not run every Windows program. But it is a viable solution that is often worth the effort.

What a load of crap. Wine has outlived it's purpose. Just run one of the numerous Virtual Machine app's and then run whatever Windows App you want.

You're exaggerating. Virtual

You're exaggerating. Virtual machines add a ridiculous over head. Wine still has its place in the computer.

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