Wine runs Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X.

Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

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Technologies

  • c
  • opengl
  • directx
  • x11
  • win32

Topics

  • Other
  • compatibility
  • desktop integration
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