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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Yes
by Moredhas on Tue 5th May 2009 22:24 UTC
Moredhas
Member since:
2008-04-10

I'd consider it reliable enough to rely on. If the programs you want to use are rated Platinum or Gold, then you can expect performance to be just as good as in Windows. When it comes to OpenGL games, I actually see a small performance increase for some reason...

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RE: Yes - games you say..
by jabbotts on Wed 6th May 2009 15:55 in reply to "Yes"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

OK, probably not a question you can answer but encase someone else out there suffers the same Game nastalga I do:

Has anyone run Janes Longbow2 flightsim under Wine?

This is the one game I'd track down, buy the source for and hire a developer to port to modern hardware (remove the 128 meg RAM limitation an such). Not having that kind of spending cash, I'm limited to trying to rebuild a Win95/98 erra machine to run it on, assuming my old Voodoo2 board hasn't corroded beyond use over the years. (The WinXP hacks where not successful for me).

Anyhow, It's an OpenGL native game and a chopper flight sim I've never found a replacement for.

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RE[2]: Yes - games you say..
by ssa2204 on Wed 6th May 2009 17:30 in reply to "RE: Yes - games you say.."
ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

OK, probably not a question you can answer but encase someone else out there suffers the same Game nastalga I do:

Has anyone run Janes Longbow2 flightsim under Wine?

This is the one game I'd track down, buy the source for and hire a developer to port to modern hardware (remove the 128 meg RAM limitation an such). Not having that kind of spending cash, I'm limited to trying to rebuild a Win95/98 erra machine to run it on, assuming my old Voodoo2 board hasn't corroded beyond use over the years. (The WinXP hacks where not successful for me).

Anyhow, It's an OpenGL native game and a chopper flight sim I've never found a replacement for.


I found the XP hacks to be worthless, but...are you ready for this? The game ran just fine in Vista. Go figure. I can't even remember if I ever had to set any compatibility mode or not. I had installed it hoping I could get it running following the XP setup, but I gave it a try right after install and it ran just perfect.

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