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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It was essential for me at work
by devurandom on Thu 7th May 2009 10:59 UTC
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I use Linux both at home and at work (I am a researcher in biophysics), and I found it essential for two applications:

- EndNote (bibliography manager)
- Origin (data analysis)

Of course both would not have been needed if everyone was using LaTeX and Gnuplot, but alas that's not the case in a mixed-OS environment. But thanks to Wine, I never had to complain for something because I was the odd guy using Linux -in fact, I actually spread the use of Linux on the desktop in my laboratory.

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