[Wine] wine and vmware
dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 13:50:03 CST 2009
2009/12/14 sajadsa <wineforum-user at winehq.org>:
> what is the differences between wine and vmware?
* Wine is a compatibility layer:
* VMware is an emulator: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emulator
In practical terms:
* Wine supplies interfaces that run many Windows programs on a Unix
system. The programs run at full native speed and you don't need to
buy a copy of Windows. Some programs don't work with Wine, however.
* VMware runs a complete emulation of a PC. You need a copy of Windows
installed on it to run Windows programs, and they will run more slowly
(sometimes a *lot* more slowly) than native speed. However, the
Windows programs will mostly work pretty much perfectly.
So Wine is better when programs run properly on it, VMware with
Windows installed will run almost any Windows program including ones
that don't run well in Wine.
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