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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I am a WINE fan.
by aitvo on Tue 5th May 2009 22:59 UTC
aitvo
Member since:
2006-09-03

I've used it for years. Why would I bother to waste money on a Windows license for 3 Windows apps when I use 30 OSS applications?

Packaging Windows apps for deployment on Linux is a breeze too, as easy (or easier) than the same task in Windows.

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RE: I am a WINE fan.
by ephracis on Tue 5th May 2009 23:58 in reply to "I am a WINE fan."
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

I've used it for years. Why would I bother to waste money on a Windows license for 3 Windows apps when I use 30 OSS applications?

Cause you get a license with almost every computer you buy today. Most people have a license. I got one on my laptop. Never used it, though.

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RE[2]: I am a WINE fan.
by aitvo on Wed 6th May 2009 00:41 in reply to "RE: I am a WINE fan."
aitvo Member since:
2006-09-03

I suppose that's true.

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RE[2]: I am a WINE fan.
by Jokel on Wed 6th May 2009 13:24 in reply to "RE: I am a WINE fan."
Jokel Member since:
2006-06-01

Hmm...

I never buy a complete set. I always choose the components I like, so every computer in my house is just perfect ... ehrmmmm.. well - for me it is ;-)

By using this approach I am never been forced to buy any OS with the equipment, so I really have a free choice. This is not for everyone tough...

I am only out of luck if I want to use a laptop. Fortunately in my country there is a very active (online) second hand market with surprisingly new and cheap laptops - without any OS (or a not longer "legal" OS that can be wiped out in seconds).

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