Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu
dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 13:21:35 UTC 2007
On 17/09/2007, Graham <grahamtodd2 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Remember that Wine Is Not An Emulator :-)
> It provides a layer which simulates the layer some Windows programs use
> if they are not integrated with the Windows OS from Win '97 to Win2K.
> So *some* Windows programs (usually older ones) will run under Wine,
> whether they are mainstream or not.
> Wine has been integrated into the Crossover series of applications from
> Codeweavers and in that environment is a better substitute for running
> Windows programs natively in Linux....but you do have to pay for them
> and they are not "free" in the sense used by Debian nor software libre.
> I expect that the Redmond giant would sue or threaten to sue, anyone who
> wrote a complete emulator for Windows, and this is the decisive
> matter. So don't expect a program that will emulate the Windows OS in
> the near future.....
> Meantime we have Wine.....
Er, ever heard of ReactOS?
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