Give us Feedback!
Set the category for this topic
Arts & Culture
Biology & Nature
Business & Companies
Food & Drink
Geography & Travel
Health & Medicine
History & Events
Religion & Philosophy
Society & Politics
Technology & Computing
Transportation & Vehicles
- Created 2012-03-03
that aims to allow applications designed for
to run on
s. Wine also provides a
, known as
, against which developers can
Windows applications to help
them to Unix-like systems.
Wine is a
. It duplicates functions of Windows by providing alternative implementations of the
s that Windows programs call, and a process to substitute for the
. This method of duplication differs from other methods that might also be considered emulation, where Windows programs run in a
. Wine is predominantly written using
reverse-engineering, to avoid
initially was an acronym for
. Its meaning later shifted to the
in order to differentiate the software from other emulators. While the name sometimes appears in the forms
, the project developers have agreed to standardize on the form
The phrase "Wine Is Not an Emulator" is a reference to the fact that no processor code execution emulation occurs when running a Windows app under Wine. "Emulation" usually refers to the execution of compiled code intended for one processor (say, x86) by interpreting/recompiling software running on a different processor (say, PowerPC). Such emulation is almost always much slower than execution of the same code by the processor for which the code was compiled. In Wine, the Windows app's compiled x86 code runs at full native speed on the computer's x86 processor, just as it does when running under Windows. And Windows API calls and services also are not emulated, but rather substituted with
equivalents that are compiled for x86 and run at full, native speed.
In a 2007 survey by desktoplinux.com of 38,500 Linux desktop users, 31.5% of respondents reported using Wine to run Windows applications. This plurality was larger than all
programs combined, as well as larger than the 27.9% who reported not running Windows applications.
from Wikipedia (last updated: 05 December), licensed under
What do you know about this topic?
Please make sure to only add personal information and experiences about this topic that complements the article above. Comments or opinions should be posted at the bottom of the page by clicking
. Thanks alot for contributing!
...or create an Experience Page
Currently no applications. Add an application using the contribute box to the right.
Let People Vote
Ask a Question
Google web interface
Windows Interface Source Environment
Add new image
Add image by copy and paste a link:
Add external link
Links to external pages
Add related topic
Links to related topics
Copyright 2011 © Empedia.com BETA
Forgot your password?