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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How Much Does Stupid Cost?
by gnu_bob on Tue 30th Oct 2001 12:19 UTC

Why in the fud would anyone want to run some virotic liesense filled bugwear, on their gnu/linus box? Does anyone think father william would NOT FUDge up any efforts to run his bugwear, without his 'supervision'/ransom being paid? Seems like a study in futility. We did once recommend wine as something that's needed. Now we're taking IT back. Don't forget to enter our big http://www.opensourceworks.com>web giveaway. Includes a year's free hosting. fud is dead. everything's gnu now. get with IT.