Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Many Linux users have experience with Wine, the application compatibility layer which allows some Windows programs to run on UNIX-like machines. During Ubuntu's Open Week event, Mark Shuttleworth was asked about Wine, and how important he believes it is for the success of Ubuntu.
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RE[3]: Wine and the Killer App
by shiny on Tue 5th May 2009 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wine and the Killer App"
shiny
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2005-08-09

It is true that Picasa uses Wine, but Google Earth uses Qt, doesn't it?


Yes it does. God, why do people keep forgetting that?
Either GE's performance is really bad, or Wine is much snappier than most of people think.

Or it could be that fugly Win theme in statically linked Qt.

Anyway, it's still a very much native app.

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