[Wine] The single major remaining Wine complaint everyone makes...

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Wed Apr 23 07:54:21 CDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 5:08 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>  What makes Wine a serious substitute for Windows is not IMO the huge
>  apps like Office or even Photoshop - it's the thousands of little
>  business crapware applications which small businesses utterly rely on,
>  but the company disappeared years ago. I'm more surprised when such
>  things don't run on Wine than when they do. (We run such an app on
>  Wine at work.)

Abandonware is indeed one of the huge reasons for Wine.

Small apps do tend to run well in Wine -- the larger the
app, the more likely it is to use lots of Windows APIs,
and the more likely it is to run into a bug in Wine.

That said, I know plenty of older apps that don't run well yet.
- Dan

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