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[News] Bordeaux 1.8 for GNU/Linux is Out, GNU/Linux Runs Windows Applications Too

  • Subject: [News] Bordeaux 1.8 for GNU/Linux is Out, GNU/Linux Runs Windows Applications Too
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 10:04:58 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Bordeaux 1.8 for Linux Released

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| Steven Edwards of the Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 1.8 today. 
| Bordeaux 1.8 has had many changes on the back end. The build process has been 
| totally rewritten, packaging has been totally rewritten, the .sh installer is 
| terminal based now and the dependency for pygtk and pango has been removed, 
| the .sh installer will now run on any supported platform Linux, BSD, Solaris 
| and Mac. Our winetricks script has been synced to the latest official 
| release, Steam should now install and run, There has also been many small bug 
| fixes and tweaks.       


How To Run Windows Apps In Linux

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| Wine is an open source project that, on the face of it, seems to offer 
| something wondrous: the ability to run Windows applications under Linux (or 
| any other open source OS). It does this by attempting to recreate the Windows 
| API layer in open source.   
| Finally! A chance to run those Windows programs for which there are no open 
| source analogs: Quicken, or Flash CS. And all those games! 


Linux runs Windows applications and Windows won't run Linux applications. So
which is the more powerful platform?

         “Wine is a better Windows than Vista”

                        --David Gerard


Ulteo expands open source virtual desktop

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| Ulteo is out with a new release of its open virtual desktop (OVD) today that
| now enables Windows as well as Linux applications.


5 Easy Wine Front-ends for Linux

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| WINE, which stands for ‘Wine Is Not an Emulator’ is a piece of software which
| enables Linux systems to run Windows software. Some programs don’t work at
| all, some work perfectly, but some work if certain configurations are made.
| This is where these Wine front-ends come in. There are several Wine
| front-ends that help users to install Windows software without tweaking or
| performing any configuration manually.

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