Wine

Wine is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

It is available for free for Mac and Linux computers.

Features

  • Loads Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8, Windows 3.x and DOS programs and libraries.
  • Win32 compatible memory layout, exception handling, threads and processes.
  • "Bug-for-bug" compatibility with Windows.
  • DirectX support for games.
  • Support for OpenGL based games and applications.
  • Desktop-in-a-box or mixable windows.
  • Windows MultiMedia (WinMM) layer support with builtin codecs.
NameWine
URLhttps://www.winehq.org
LicenseFree and Open Source
Supported Platforms,
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