I am with jtshaw in this one. It really is a shame the need of Wine to run applications. But then again, MS has done everything they could to monopolize the market. Visual Basic, Windows API, DirectX, MFC. All windows exclusive. Anyone who has ever tried/worked with DirectX knows how terrible designed it is. But MS also knows that whatever they trow at the market peoples will buy and use it. Even with some better alternatives as OpenGL, SDL, qt and gtk (I'd add Java here, but it's still growing up
) windows programmers keep using those MS tools. Which actually is fine. Who would anyway want a windows programmer to develop programs to Linux filled with memory leaks anyway
So I also have to agree with Mugatu. Better wasting my time with wine and supporting WineX ( which is doing a great job IMHO for a symbolic price ) then giving support for a company (and I man that I really dislike) which clearly does not deserve it....