[Wine] windows XP versus wine

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Thu May 22 10:37:07 CDT 2008

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 10:26 AM, "Jörg Kühne" <joerg.kuehne at gmx.net> wrote:
> Hallo wine user team,
> I am not sure if I need an original XP version to work with wine. In other words. Can I use wine without installing XP, for example. Because I have several old applications, which I would like to run on linux together with wine. Would wine emulates the hardware like a virtual machine, or takes wine the local hardware to deal with?

No, you do not need a windows installation. Wine translates the
Windows API calls into native calls for you. Check the AppDB
(appdb.winehq.org) to see if your app is listed and any issues you may

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