Question regarding the debate over whether Wine Is Not an Emulator or not..

Marcus Brubaker marcus.brubaker at
Fri Nov 8 20:11:00 CST 2002

Why not just address that critique of emulators in the specific context
of WINE?  Personally, I think that would be more effective.  Something
like "And while some may think that emulators are doomed to painfully
substandard performance...."  And then fill in with arguments
like...well, wine isn't REALLY an emulator persay...or something like

On Fri, 2002-11-08 at 17:22, Dustin Navea wrote:
> In the wine users guide intro it says, and I quote:
> The former method uses emulation to connect a Windows
> application to the Wine libraries.  You can run your
> Windows application directly with the emulator, by
> installing through Wine or by simply copying the
> Windows executables onto your Linux system.
> Should I change this or no, because AFAIK, to some people "emulators have not
> and will not ever un things as fast as the original" and that would give them
> a bad idea about wine.
> -Dustin
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