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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by boldingd on Thu 7th May 2009 21:40 UTC
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Gaming is my main use for WINE - that and niche applications. Certainly not all games work on WINE: that's why my main Desktop machine dual-boots. But it WINE works well enough that I just have Ubuntu on my lap-top, and I use it to run Starcraft, Diablo II... and Dawn of War: SoulStorm. ;) All three of those games work quite well.
Admitedly, some games do not work well: I couldn't get either Warcraft 3 or, well, any HL2 game to behave properly -- but then, I also haven't tried in a while. One of the nice things about WINE is that, unlike the OS it's mimicking, it improves consistently and steadily over time.

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