The free Linux Picasa download will include a runtime version of CodeWeavers's modified Wine, so that users can simply download the package from Google and run it on their Linux system. Users will not need to download and install Wine, or to purchase CodeWeavers's commercial version of Wine, CrossOver Office.
Some have claimed that the install process will be easy as it is in Windows. The article also mentions that if this endeavor is successful, we can expect more of the same. While it is always nice to have an expanding set of tools for any desktop, software that is written with a native Linux build is much nicer.