[Wine] Wine for Windows Vista?

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 14:42:04 CST 2009

To list as well:

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Josh Dukes <josh.dukes at microvu.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:58:35 +0000
> David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/2/24 chronk <wineforum-user at winehq.org>:
>> It is, however, a desirable thing, as newer versions of Windows
>> jettison compatibility with older versions of Windows.
> Doesn't incompatibility between Windows versions just help Linux? One
> of the main reasons people stay with Windows is application
> incompatibility with Linux. But if an application suddenly works under
> Linux (through wine) and dropped on Windows, then that's just another
> reason to switch.

Wine isn't just for Linux you know. The goal of Wine is to implement
the Win32 API in an open way. If that helps Linux adoption, all the

> Making a Windows wine just seems to be doing M$ job for them... and I
> think they're trying pretty hard to make *your* job harder, so why make
> their job easier?

That's irrelevant IMHO. If someone wants to take the Wine source code
and do that, more power to them.


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