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View Poll Results: Windows on Linux App of the Year
Wine 537 85.24%
Crossover Office 58 9.21%
Cedega 17 2.70%
Win4lin 6 0.95%
PlayOnLinux 12 1.90%
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:17 PM   #1
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Windows on Linux App of the Year

For when you want to run a Windows application, but don't need full virtualization.

Old 01-07-2009, 03:46 PM   #2
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Could I throw in a suggestion for Play on Linux?
Old 01-09-2009, 01:52 PM   #3
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Wine is the best one, and it's free. Clearly a winner.
Old 01-09-2009, 04:08 PM   #4
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:42 AM   #5
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Wine is good. PlayOnLinux is interesting - something to keep an eye on.
Old 01-11-2009, 05:46 AM   #6
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wine. I think it has made considerable progress over the last year.
Old 01-11-2009, 08:18 AM   #7
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Wine is not perfect, but the version 1.0 and subsequent releases have made giant strides from the earlier versions that I have used.
Old 01-12-2009, 04:44 PM   #8
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Wine, Linux does everything I want it to now, but once in a while I use wine for fun.
Old 01-15-2009, 01:17 AM   #9
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WINE is a good general purpose Windows emulator. I would not include any frontends like PlayOnLinux in the mix of choices. I suggest leave the top four. If you are going to include front ends to ease setting up WINE, add something like WINE/PlayOnLinux.

IMHO, WINE is mostly going backwards. WINE requires a GUI program to configure it. In the past, WINE can be configure with a text editor. WINE developers still have not think about security like putting WINE in a root jail to protect directories and files from being infected.

Cedega has made longer strides compared to WINE. The game The Sims 2 is finally known to work in it which is good to know, but I have not tried it yet.
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I like wine only@Linux.
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It is going backwords i agree, maybe they should add the possibility of a cfg file, for the linux user that move faster typing than "Pumpin the mouse" I Must Vote for WINE , Mainly Because of and both have a little bit different helpful info. especialy VideoCard Ram info/issue with some users, and Run in W2K mode! ... got WoW running without open-gl, i need to do the video card ram fix to use more than 60megs of my ATI Radeon HD 3450's supply, AND i cant Forget the Russians!!! "K-M software" presents "DX-10 on XP NTC", it might take less than an hour to find the download some where, i had to modify my search to finaly get the latest K-m release,1.1 i think.... included the Option of the ALKY and Falling Leaf Projects instead of theres... how polite,

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Old 01-15-2009, 11:34 AM   #12
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wine because the others ether are not free or have not grown big enough to catch my attention.
Old 01-15-2009, 11:37 AM   #13
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thanks to ie4linux though.
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My favorite is Wine.
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Wine coz it's free


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