[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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