Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2007 10:50 UTC, submitted by Michael
Benchmarks "This week's release of Ubuntu 7.10 is a significant win for the free software community. Not only does this release incorporate an updated package set - most notably with the Linux 2.6.22 kernel and GNOME 2.20, but it also delivers on new desktop innovations from BulletProofX and displayconfig-gtk to Compiz Fusion being enabled by default on supported systems. However, for those business professionals and gamers that remain dependent on some Windows-only binary applications, the WINE project has been making some excellent headway into supporting Windows applications on the Linux desktop. With Ubuntu 7.10 and WINE 0.9.46 in hand, we had set out to compare the performance between Windows XP and Gutsy Gibbon with WINE on two popular DirectX benchmarks."
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RE: Wine Compatibility
by autumnlover on Sun 21st Oct 2007 13:45 UTC in reply to "Wine Compatibility"
autumnlover
Member since:
2007-04-12

I could add 40tude Dialog newsreader to that list. Beside being a PC gamer I am addicted to Usenet in good old "client" way. IMHO there is no really comparable newsreader in Linux environment to Dialog. Claws Mail is good in functions and scoring, but is also very slow and cannot handle more than 10.000 articles in one newsgroup, even on my 3200 Pentium in EMT64 mode.

Pan is fast and somehow similar to Dialog, but falls behind in scoring mechanisms.

Dialog runs almost acceptable under Wine, but there are still some issues, especially width windows resizing and some other stuff.

I did not try to run Dialog on latest Wine, but I have experiences width one from Ubuntu 7.04 repos.

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RE[2]: Wine Compatibility
by Alleister on Sun 21st Oct 2007 13:57 in reply to "RE: Wine Compatibility"
Alleister Member since:
2006-05-29

I know that feeling of really wanting to use your favorite app, but i have given up on that a long time ago and now just use the available Linux alternatives.

I could live without games on Linux, but there are some apps that i need that don't have any Linux alternative at all and none of those runs usable in Wine and i stopped believing they ever will.

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RE[3]: Wine Compatibility
by draethus on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 05:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Wine Compatibility"
draethus Member since:
2006-08-02

I could live without games on Linux, but there are some apps that i need that don't have any Linux alternative at all and none of those runs usable in Wine and i stopped believing they ever will.

You haven't even named these apps, and I'm guessing you haven't even filed bugs. How are wine developers supposed to help you out?

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