(Wine Is Not an Emulator) Software that runs Windows applications under Linux and other versions of Unix running on an x86 PC. Wine runs Windows executables as they are. It executes them by trapping the calls from the application to the Windows interface (the Windows API), converting the arguments in the call where necessary and directing them to X Window routines, which perform the actual processing. For example, Linspire (formerly Lindows) is a Linux desktop operating system that uses Wine to also run Windows programs. For more information, visit www.winehq.com. See X Window, WABI, Odin and Linspire.
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