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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Reliability and usability?
by WereCatf on Tue 5th May 2009 22:35 UTC
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About usability...well, all the apps I use are cross-platform, except for my games, and with cross-platform apps I just don't have any need for Wine.

About reliability...Umm. As much as I admire what they have done I've never had Wine run too stably. Either it's random crashes, or poor performance, or that the app/game just doesn't even start. Those ones in the Gold and Platinum list should work just the same as in Windows, but I haven't tried them myself.

EDIT: Apparently, I have tried one app in the Gold list; WoW. And I must say that it sucked big time. Crashes, graphical errors and what not.

Edited 2009-05-05 22:39 UTC

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