Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 29th Oct 2001 17:25 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews WINE is definetely not an emulator. Neither a runtime. Wine is an implementation of the Windows 3.x and Win32 APIs on top of X and Unix featuring a Windows compatibility layer. Wine provides both a development toolkit (Winelib) for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing unmodified Windows 3.1/95/NT binaries to run under Intel Unixes (some screenshots here). Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely alternative implementation consisting of 100% open source Microsoft-free code, but it can optionally use native system DLLs if they are available. WINE's project leader and CodeWeavers' software engineer (a company which sells a modified WINE version), Alexandre Julliard, answers a series of questions to OSNews regarding the project and its future.
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WINE vs VMWare
by Andrew on Tue 30th Oct 2001 01:18 UTC

I think it's amazing that the Sims now runs in WINE, and yet it won't run in either VMWare of Windows NT. For many purposes Windows is now already obsolete. The few Windows programs that our weather station runs (BUFKIT, GeoClock, etc.) all run more or less perfectly either in WINE or DOS, which can be emulated. All other programs run in Linux.