What's WINE?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by GUILTIE, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. GUILTIE macrumors regular

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    I saw something on Digg about Wine RC5 being released and from what I could gather from the FAQ it seems to be a program that runs windows apps on other OS's? It was pretty unclear so I figured here would be the perfect place to ask! What's Wine? (http://www.winehq.org

    (and btw I don't mean the drink :rolleyes: )
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_(software)
     
  3. GUILTIE thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does it work to run windows apps on OS X or just Linux? On their site it said it could but it wasn't on the downloads page.
     
  4. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    Wine runs some Windows apps on Linux. For OS X, there is Darwine (which is just like wine, still free, but for Mac).

    Unfortunately, both seem to be quite buggy and need lots of work to get apps working at slow speeds. Now, I'm sure there are some who can use them/configure them very well, but for the average user, it isn't at all practical.

    I've never used it, but Crossover would probably be a better alternative. Or, Just use Bootcamp/VMWare.
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Crossover is WINE in a pretty wrapper.
     

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