July 12th, 2006 by Keith

Wine 0.9.17 Released

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Site News, Utilities

Wine

Wine 0.9.17, a free implementation of Windows on UNIX systems, has been released. Some improvements have been noted in this version, since my last post:

Feature Improvements:

  • * Still more work on Direct3D shaders.
  • * Now using the Gecko engine directly for MSHTML.
  • * Better support for apps switching to full screen mode.
  • * Support for multiple joysticks.

Note that Fedora packages can be installed from the Fedora Extras repository by running yum install wine.

Downloads:
Sources

Binary

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and UNIX.

Simply, it means if you are running UNIX or Linux, you won’t be able to run any Windows program. Wine provides a compatibilty layer for UNIX and Linux users to run Windows programs, without requiring Microsoft Windows operating systems to be present. As such, Wine is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if only they are available.

Wine has provided both a development toolkit and program loader. Some of the unmodified Windows programs can thus run on x-86 Unixes, such as FreeBSD, Solaris, as well as Linux operating systems.

One Response to “Wine 0.9.17 Released”

  1. Wine 0.9.18 Released » SoftSift Says:

    [...] Wine 0.9.18, a free implementation of Windows on UNIX systems, has been released. Some improvements have been noted in this version, since my last post about 3 weeks ago: [...]

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