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