The Spouse Test
dank at kegel.com
Sun Sep 23 02:44:06 CDT 2007
When will Wine be good enough for the average person to use?
One test is, "Is it good enough to let your spouse migrate to Linux
My wife's must-have app list is roughly
Microsoft Office '97
Adobe Photoshop Elements 1
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8
Musicmatch Jukebox 8
And you know what? All of those basically work
except for Photoshop Elements. They need some
cosmetic work, and a native DLL or two, and probably a few
obscure bugfixes, but I think that's it.
(I didn't test Office '97, since I expect she'll be using Crossover
for that, as Codeweavers tests that app pretty well.)
It's possible that by this time next year Wine will pass this test for me.
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