[Wine] What is Wine?

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Mon Jan 23 10:27:15 CST 2006

Hell with it!  When folks first get introduced to Linux and WINE I just
tell 'em -- It's a Windows Emulator.  They get the picture right away.
Then if they're around long enough and interested enough then I can let
'em in on the details..


On Mon, 2006-01-23 at 11:23 -0200, André Carvalho wrote:
> You probably get more confused when people tell you that wine is an 
> implementation of the Windows API, but if you don't know what API means, 
> this definition doesn't help much.
> API (Application Programming Interface), is the interface that a 
> computer system or application provides in order to allow requests for 
> service to be made of it by other computer programs, and/or to allow 
> data to be exchanged between them.
> That's what Wine is trying to do, make the applications "think" they are 
> running on Windows because all the dlls needed and services are provided 
> by Wine.
> Also, if you are a programmer, you could compile your programm using 
> wine libraries and make it run easier on Wine.
> Wine is not an emulator.
> André Carvalho.


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