Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by The Hammer, Mar 12, 2012.
A CNet article. http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39...ows-software-on-linux-machines/?tag=cnetRiver
The title should be: How to easily install Windows software on Linux machines. Never tried PlayOnLinux btw.
I used to use it when I had a need for windows software. It works very well IMO. If you know how to use wine though you don't need it, it's really just a commercial wrapper around wine to make it easier to use.
I stand corrected.
Why don't you ask the admin to edit the title, if it is possible?
The commercial bersion of WINE is Crossover. Its more polished and supports more Windows software if the free version is "iffy" with enhanced support for your favorite Windows program.
WINE is simply an emulator - it fools software compiled for Windows into thinking its running on Windows. The reason not all Windows software is completely supported is because Microsoft's Windows code is a closed source product and Windows software is typically issued with a proprietary license. This makes it hard to fix bugs and ensure the software will run as intended under WINE.
WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator!)
More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_(software)
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