Wine 1.3.30 Has New DirectSound & More
Phoronix: Wine 1.3.30 Has New DirectSound & More
New Wine development releases normally come every other Friday, but last week there wasn't any Wine 1.3.30 release. Fear not, however, as the Wine developers have went forward with the Wine 1.3.30 release this Monday. Wine 1.3.30 does offer up a few interesting features...
Yes please, the better they improve Wine, the more people will leave Windows and migrate over. I know that when Windows 8 is out, I'll be one of them.
I haven't used wine in over 2 years and I have no immediate plans to install it but I like their progress. What I'll find interesting is which of the following happens first: virtualbox gets GPU passthrough, or, wine gets 100% compatibility with all windows software. Whichever happens first is what I'll use to make a permanent switch to Linux as a main OS. I'm betting on virtualbox though.
I'd bet vmware.
Originally Posted by schmidtbag
well yes vmware is an option, but i was talking about open source or at least free alternatives to wine. i'm still a little confused about what portions of vmware are free and what aren't, and what the major differences are.
Originally Posted by Qaridarium
i completely forgot about reactos, but i would rather use wine or windows than that. i think reactos is an amazing idea and i fully support their efforts but they're really far behind.
Originally Posted by Dukenukemx
All I need from Windows is MS Office 2007/2010 and Adobe Reader X as well as Photoshop and Quicken. Not to mention also being able to run IE for those certain sites that still are IE-only. Making Wine run these apps as well as on native Windows should be a noble goal.
Of course the alternative is to run a copy of WinXP/7 in a VM using vBox or VMWare and installing a legal copy of what Win-apps I need into that copy of Windows.