Wine 1.0 released

By Justin Mann on June 17, 2008, 1:15 PM
Another infamous open-source project got a new release today, with Wine version 1.0 now available for download. Wine, of course, is a Windows API implementation for Linux systems, BSD systems and others to enable them to run Windows software natively. It has been in development for 15 years now, and when used properly Wine can make a Linux system the only desktop you'll ever need.

The new release brings additional support for a lot of proprietary applications, such as Photoshop CS2, as well as greater compatibility for Windows games. Wine is also very useful for running a plethora of other software, such as utilities you've grown fond of in Windows. This release comes after a series of beta 1.0s released over the past few years. Unfortunately for WineHQ, their site also seems to have suffered a similar fate to the Get Firefox site this morning an onslaught of eager users has rendered the page very slow if not outright dead. That might actually be good news, as it represents a considerable level of interest in open-source projects.

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kitty500cat said:
Why do you call it infamous? According to Wikipedia, infamous means "having a bad repu tation; of bad report; notoriously vile; detestable; as, an infamous traitor; an infamous perjurer."It would seem that Wine is famous, not infamous.
nirkon said:
lol^^...anyway I think they probably decided to join the FireFox downlod day wagon :)good for them actually :)
Per Hansson said:
Glad you asked the question I've been too afraid to ask, many of the articles have had the wording "infamous" when it is talking about something positiveImproper use of grammar or are we just out of loop?
trentreviso said:
Just fifteen years of development to get to Version 1.0! But how soon before they actually get a program to run in Wine?
nimo333 said:
In Wayne State University, all PCs block you from using .exe files which I needed to study on. So, I was able on some PCs to run Knoppix then use Wine to run .exe files. It did have bugs but something is better than nothing.
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