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.
- 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.
|License||Free and Open Source|
|Supported Platforms||Linux, macOS|
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