[Wine] What is Wine?

James Hawkins truiken at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 13:14:24 CST 2006

On 1/22/06, Joris Huizer <jorishuizer at planet.nl> wrote:
> wine uhm, emulates, the windows operating system environment
> the statement 'wine is not an emulator' really indicates wine does not
> emulate a PC - that is, as little as possible is emulated, "just" the
> software, not the hardware -- this makes wine a more efficient solution
> to run windows executables then running a PC emulator and a windows copy
> in that; (also, the goal of wine is to have it run as much programs "out
> of the box" as possible - without having to copy over windows dll files)

By you definition, Linux is an emulator as it emulates UNIX and the
POSIX API.  Wine is not an emulator, but it is an open source, cross
platform implementation of the Win32 API.

James Hawkins

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