May 13th, 2006 by Keith

Wine 0.9.13

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Site News, Utilities


Wine 0.9.13, a free implementation of Windows on UNIX systems, has been released. The change log over the previous version is as follow:

Change Log:

  • New GPhoto backend for TWAIN.
  • Dynamic drive configuration using HAL.
  • A gazillion Direct3D fixes.
  • New TCP transport for RPC.
  • Lots of bug fixes.



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.

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