Bill Medland medbi01 at
Tue Sep 4 09:09:23 CDT 2001

Giorgio Busatto <giorgio at> wrote in article
<3B9383B5.73BDF9A9 at>...
> Duane Clark wrote:
> > Giorgio Busatto wrote:
> >
> > > Hallo,
> > > I am completely new to wine, and I am very interested in it. I wanted
> > > ask if
> > > there are already forecasts as to when wine will be released and
> > > actually
> > > usable instead of Windows. Are there at least rough estimates?
> >
> > Actually usable? I've been using wine for several applications in my
> > business on an almost daily basis for a year and a half. So "usable"
> > really depends on which applications you are using. Many work
> > but it is really a matter of testing with the applications you are
> > interested in. Or check the database:
> >
> >
> >
> > And of course, if an application you are interested mostly works, try
> > making the effort to fix it, and then submit patches!
> >
> > --
> > My real email is at dclark (or something like that).
> Ok, I expressed myself incorrectly. I tried it and I was very well
> I was enthusiastic when StarCraft just started with no complaints! (A bit
> slow,
> though, on a Pentium II 333 MHz)
> My dream would be that we can run windows applications without the need
> to use Windows altogether, i.e. replace windows. As far as I understand,
> still need to have
> a running windows installation to run wine. Or is it possible to just
have a
> windows
> formatted partition where I install windows applications from wine,
> windows.

Basically provided the application works with it you don't need any windows
installation nor do you need a windows formatted partition.
Practically you may need a few native Windows Dlls, depending on the
application you are trying to run.


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