What is Wine?
It is a free and open-source compatibility layer that aims to allow computer programs developed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems. Wine also provides a software library, known as Winelib, against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems.
Wine is a tool in the Application Streaming category of a tech stack.
Wine is an open source tool with 1K GitHub stars and 541 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Wine's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like Wine?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Wine
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- X11-based graphics allows remote display to any X terminal
- MacOS and Android based graphics support
- X11, TrueType (.ttf/.ttc) and Windows Bitmap (.fon) Fonts
- Support for DirectX based games and applications (Direct3D support up to DX11)
- Support for OpenGL based games and applications
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