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Wine

Wine 1.9.24

Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs.

Linux
Freeware
3.4 MB
26,176
4.54.5 48 votes

Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris.

What's New:


The Wine development release 1.9.17 is now available:

  • Better 64-bit binary compatibility on macOS.
  • Performance improvements in JavaScript.
  • More progress towards the Direct3D command stream.
  • More shader instructions in Direct3D.
  • Performance improvements in GDI.
  • Various bug fixes.​

The Wine maintenance release 1.8.3 is now available:

  • Various bug fixes.
  • A lot of NVidia cards added to the GPU description table.
  • Updates to the National Language Support files.