Wine 1.3.1 Development

Wine is a project to allow a PC running a Unix-like operating system and the X Window System to run x86 programs for Microsoft Windows. Alternately, those wishing to port a Windows application to a Unix-like system can compile it against the Wine libraries

Changelog:

  • Support for drag & drop between X11 and OLE
  • New ipconfig.exe builtin tool
  • Support for favorites in builtin Internet Explorer
  • Beginnings of a shell Explorer control
  • A number of DirectDraw code cleanups
  • Improvements to the calendar control

DownloadWine 1.3.1 Development | 17 MB (Open Source) Link for specific Linux Distro's
View: Full Changelog | Wine HQ Website

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I am a little bit skeptical of this Wine project. The whole purpose (at least from my point of view) of switching from Windows to Linux is that you don't have to worry about getting viruses. When you download and enable Wine, your Linux system is vulnerable and can become infected with Windows viruses and do horrible damage to your Linux Operating System. So I ask you this, what's the point in switching to Linux than? Might as well stay with Windows.

WV2MJR said,
I am a little bit skeptical of this Wine project. The whole purpose (at least from my point of view) of switching from Windows to Linux is that you don't have to worry about getting viruses. When you download and enable Wine, your Linux system is vulnerable and can become infected with Windows viruses and do horrible damage to your Linux Operating System. So I ask you this, what's the point in switching to Linux than? Might as well stay with Windows.

They do have anti-virus programs for Linux you know. Plus I wouldn't worry too much about a Windows virus infecting Linux. [rollseyes].......

WV2MJR said,
I am a little bit skeptical of this Wine project. The whole purpose (at least from my point of view) of switching from Windows to Linux is that you don't have to worry about getting viruses. When you download and enable Wine, your Linux system is vulnerable and can become infected with Windows viruses and do horrible damage to your Linux Operating System. So I ask you this, what's the point in switching to Linux than? Might as well stay with Windows.

99.9% of windows virus rely on being able to autostart themselves with the OS. As far as I know, this isn't a possibility with WINE powered windows apps on Linux.

This is not about users switching to Linux. It's about Linux users avoiding the dual-boot with Windows, for games & other Win-only stuff. It's a long shot, emulating stuff it's always crappy, but...it's some hope for the Linux world. And some of the Windows games work quite well on Wine.

TDT said,
This is not about users switching to Linux. It's about Linux users avoiding the dual-boot with Windows, for games & other Win-only stuff. It's a long shot, emulating stuff it's always crappy, but...it's some hope for the Linux world. And some of the Windows games work quite well on Wine.

Wine Is Not an Emulator, as the name says. It's an extra layer that adds the capability to Linux and other *nix based systems to run windows apps. Unlike an emulator it doesn't emulate hardware, just translates.

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