Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:46 UTC, submitted by aaronb
OSNews, Generic OSes The folks at WineHQ have released the second major stable version of Wine: "This release represents two years of development effort and over 23,000 changes. The main highlights are the support for 64-bit applications, and the new graphics based on the Tango standard. It also contains a lot of improvements across the board, and over 3,000 bug fixes."
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by visconde_de_sabugosa on Mon 19th Jul 2010 14:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: WOOHOO!"
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Writing apps for Windows is considerably easier, considerably more documented and the wealth of APIs and frameworks dwarfs whatever Linux has (especially because some of the few good Linux libraries are also

But if it is so difficult program for linux, how can you explain the availability of hundreds of thousands free applications for linux, most made by amateurs ?

I have no doubt that if traditional software houses ported their applications to linux and other platforms only being careful of using multiplatform APIs and libraries, linux would be much more popular.

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