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Old 10-24-2003, 04:06 PM   #1
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Linux can use Windows drivers

This article describes the use of "wrappers" to run Windows-native drivers under Linux and OS/2.

What it eventually boils down to is this question:
Would you use such a wrapper to run a driver , not yet ported to Linux , or would you bring up the patience 'till your brand-spankin' new piece of hardware gets its native support?

I personally , see no use in it , since I'm not using any bleeding-edge hardware and it's all supported.
Others may have other thoughts on this matter.

What does this community think of it?
Old 10-24-2003, 04:46 PM   #2
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I put in the same boat as wine. If I want to run a windows program I will boot to or use a windows OS. So far I have not needed wine, except for Lotus Notes R5, which no longer works in wine anyway (damn installshield).


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