Wine – the WINdows Emulator for Linux. I have been trying it out recently, and have found it to be of very high quality, as I took a trip down memory lane. Wine has progressed some since I last tried Wine. There are really not any mission critical apps that I need to run, but there are several applications that I have hoped to see once again, but I really did not want to reinstall Windows.
Wine comes with a notepad application, file browser, “uninstaller” application, winemine game, and a help application, all available from the menus. A great deal from the “wine” command in the terminal.
The first application I installed was Microsoft Works 2004. It runs at about the speed it normally would on a Windows XP computer. It also installed the Windows Address book during the installation. Both are now in the “Wine” menu item (Wine =>Microsoft Works => Works, Address, ect.) much like in the Windows start menu.
The next applications I installed was iTunes, and at the same time, I installed Quicktime Player. The only application I could get to work was the Quicktime player; iTunes came up with a box that said “not implemented yet”.
I am just getting started with installing applications, and I am already surprised by how many applications I can install.