Run Windows Programs In Linux – Wine HQ

Posted: April 18, 2012 in onlines, tech
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Are You a Linux User?

Though Linux is an incredibly Fast and stable Operating system, Windows is proffered for its programs and software.

Wine makes it possible to run Windows programs alongside any Unix-like operating system, particularly Linux.

 

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Wine makes it possible to run Windows programs alongside any Unix-like operating system, particularly Linux. At its heart, Wine is an implementation of the Windows Application Programing Interface (API) library, acting as a bridge between the Windows program and Linux. Think of Wine as a compatibility layer, when a Windows program tries to perform a function that Linux doesn’t normally understand, Wine will translate that program’s instruction into one supported by the system. For example, if a program asks the system to create a Windows pushbutton or text-edit field, Wine will convert that instruction into its Linux equivalent in the form of a command to the window manager using the standard X11 protocol.

If you have access to the Windows program’s source code, Wine can also be used to recompile a program into a format that Linux can understand more easily. Wine is still needed to launch the program in its recompiled form, however there are many advantages to compiling a Windows program natively within Linux. For more information, see the Winelib User Guide.

Wine features

Throughout the course of its development, Wine has continually grown in the features it carries and the programs it can run. A partial list of these features follows:

 

  • Support for running Win64, Win32 (Win 95/98, NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7), Win16 (Win 3.1) and DOS programs
  • Optional use of external vendor DLL files (such as those included with Windows)
  • X11-based graphics display, allowing remote display to any X terminal, as well as a text mode console
  • Desktop-in-a-box or mixable windows
  • DirectX support for games
  • Good support for various sound drivers including OSS and ALSA
  • Support for alternative input devices such as graphics tablets.
  • Printing: PostScript interface driver (psdrv) to standard Unix PostScript print services
  • Modem, serial device support
  • Winsock TCP/IP networking support
  • ASPI interface (SCSI) support for scanners, CD writers, and other devices
  • Advanced unicode and foreign language support
  • Full-featured Wine debugger and configurable trace logging messages for easier troubleshooting

IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE, YOU CAN RUN YOUR WINDOWS GAMES (limited) SOFTWARE IN LINUX, JUST WITH WINE HQ INSTALLER.

Official website : http://www.winehq.org/

Download link : http://www.winehq.org/download/ ( for all linux distros )

Installation : http://wiki.winehq.org/HowTo

Installing Wine on Mac OS X : http://www.davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/

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Thank you.

 

 

 

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