[Wine] If Wine isn't am emulator how does it work

Florian Pelz pelzflorian at pelzflorian.de
Wed Jul 15 06:37:14 CDT 2015

On 07/15/2015 01:03 PM, Martin Gregorie wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-07-15 at 05:49 +1000, John Smith wrote:
>>  But isn't that what an emulator does?
> No. An emulator is a fairly large program that reads an executes binary
> machine instructions used by the hardware that's being emulated. These
> will be totally different from the machine instructions used by the
> hardware that the emulator is running on.
> Wine isn't an emulator and doesn't need to be because both Linux and
> Windows run in the same Intel hardware. 

I suppose people disagree on what can be called an emulator. The term is
often used for those slow CPU emulators though. See
http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ .

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