Wine 2.1 Development

4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 (1387 votes)


Unix / Open Source / 29,320 downloads

Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

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  • Latest Changes

    - Many fixes that were deferred during code freeze

    - More Shader Model 5 instructions

    - A number of improvements to MIME message handling

    - Line breaking improvements in DirectWrite

    - HID bus service now running by default

    - Direct2D rendering improvements

Reviews of Wine

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.0 RC5 (Jan 16, 2017)

    Wine is really good at everything but games now, and game issues are mostly cause by driver issues.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.0 RC5 (Jan 16, 2017)

    Great running perfectly!!

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.9.19 Development (Sep 24, 2016)

    Superb !!!!

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.9.8 Development (Apr 18, 2016)

    Why the f^ck does everyone think they need MS Office just to do email.. I'll never understand why people want any MS crap on their machines.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    Artem S. Tashkinov

    Reviewing 1.7.28 Development (Oct 4, 2014)

    Wine development has almost completely stalled recently. Sigh. :(

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