Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jul 2005 13:21 UTC, submitted by Hugo
Games One of the things lacking on Linux is breadth of native commercial games. That's where emulating (or re-implementing) the host enviroment that the game was created for with Cedega (or WINE) comes in.
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Not an emulator.
by Milo_Hoffman on Thu 7th Jul 2005 14:19 UTC
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Once again.. Wine is NOT an emulator. It's a set of libraries that are compatible with Windows and allow applications on Linux to use the same API calls as those on Windows. It does not "emulate" anything, windows applications are running NATIVELY on Linux with WINE.


It's the same idea as OpenGL. OpenGL libraries provide the same API calls for programs running on Windows as on Linux, MacOS, or other OS's.

/preaching over

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RE: Not an emulator.
by on Thu 7th Jul 2005 18:58 in reply to "Not an emulator."
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Which is why it states "That's where emulating (or re-implementing)".

WINE is a re-implementation of the Windows API's.

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RE[2]: Not an emulator.
by on Fri 8th Jul 2005 12:30 in reply to "RE: Not an emulator."
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That's like saying Apache emulates the first HTTP server, or that Firefox emulates MSIE which emulates NCSA Mosaic (or whatever the first browser is).

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