Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 03:07 UTC, submitted by carbon-12
Windows After roughly 12 years of work, the Wine Project is about to take its widely used Windows translation layer to a place it has not been in all that time: beta. Wine Project leader Alexandre Julliard, who has worked on the software nearly since its beginning in 1993 and maintained it since 1994, said in an interview yesterday that the beta release is "a matter of days away." He has since updated that forecast and said it would be released on Tuesday, October 25th.
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actually it becomes even MORE RELEVANT.

You don't understand all the uses of computer. MANY COMPUTERS ARE INTEGRAL PARTS OF MANUFACTURING MACHINES. Upgrading the OS and custom application means buying a new machine. Many of these machines are specialized and there are no competitors in the field.

Linux + Wine + The application would save a lot of money if the company network gets upgraded and you don't have to upgraded your capital expensed hardware as well.

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