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Wine and Winetricks

The Wine project was started back in 1993 by Bob Amstadt and Eric Youngdale. The meaning of ‘Wine’ has changed several times during the project, but currently stands recursively for ‘Wine Is Not an Emulator’ – a technical way of referring to the fact that Wine runs Windows application code directly, rather than feeding it through an interpreter. The main corporate sponsor of Wine is the CodeWeavers company, which in turn has received sponsorship from Google. CodeWeavers sell and support an enhanced commercial version of Wine called CrossOver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 13, 2013 in Simulators, Windows Applications


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CrossOver is available for both Linux and Macintosh systems. It uses similar technology to Wine, but CodeWeavers have tweaked the application to make it easier to use, and provide support to subscribers for a limited period. At the time of writing, CrossOver for Linux with 12 months of support was available for $US60. A version for Macintosh users is also available. A trial version can be downloaded and used for 30 days without restrictions. To install CrossOver, download the appropriate DEB file from the CodeWeavers site at, and double-click on it to open it in the installer.
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Posted by on May 29, 2011 in Simulators


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