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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 01-15-2009, 05:24 PM   #16
theriddle
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How do you get a person to do what you want them to do? Get them drunk on wine.
How do you get a Windows app to do what you want it to? Get it drunk on Wine.

p.s. I do not actually recommend getting people drunk.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 12:05 AM   #17
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wine is the best one, though i must mention ie4linux... really i can't live without having wine on my box, 'coz at some time you r compelled to test some stuffs on win and there it comes as the angel. WINE rocks..
 
Old 01-16-2009, 12:27 AM   #18
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Wine...its more flexible, thats what advance users need.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 12:29 AM   #19
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I do not usually use any applications that are windows specific. Ubuntu works for me and better than windows could ever. But still keep wine just in case some need arise. Its good and runs pretty well most of the frequently run applications.
 
Old 01-17-2009, 07:45 PM   #20
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Wine is amazing, I am a Windows Delphi Developer, and Wine let me run all my applications perfectlly under Linux.
 
Old 01-18-2009, 11:30 PM   #21
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correct me if i'm wrong but most of them are wine based right?
 
Old 01-29-2009, 10:02 AM   #22
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Wine, it's free with my distro.

registered Linux user #412308
 
Old 01-31-2009, 04:22 AM   #23
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WWW - Wine will win :P
 
Old 02-03-2009, 08:26 AM   #24
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wine
it just works
 
Old 02-03-2009, 09:14 AM   #25
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Virtual Box

I must not under stand this category correctly, because of the absence of even mentioning Sun xVM VirtualBox.

I need Adobe's Web development Suite, and until Adobe releases a Linux version I am forced to occasionally use windoze. VirtualBox is absolutely amazing, version updates are easy and kernel updates are transparent. I have in the past used Win4Lin (nice product) and WINE (prefer mine out of a bottle).

By the way, if you are going to flame me about virtualization - the category is running windoze apps, WINE, Win4Lin have the same goal in mind. I am just stating my "opinion" which one satisfies that goal best for me.

Last edited by griff4472; 02-03-2009 at 09:21 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 02-03-2009, 08:05 PM   #26
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Definitely Wine.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 07:26 PM   #27
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If U use VirtualBox free software U need no windows emulator
 
Old 02-08-2009, 07:55 PM   #28
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With Wine I don't Whine.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 08:22 PM   #29
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got money $40 bucks each or discount to get both:cxOffice-deluxe, for ease of use of the average desktop user. (Hi grandma, the virus-free surfer.) but myself, I use wine.
for games since I test a lot, i test with the cxGames source. If I was lazy, I'd use cedega/playonlinux.
never use/will use: win4lin/clik n run.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:16 AM   #30
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wine because the others ether are not free.
 
  


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