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Wine

A compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems
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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

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Wine's Features

  • 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

Wine Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Wine?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
CentOS
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Debian
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
Linux
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
Windows Server
It is a brand name for a group of server operating systems released by Microsoft. It includes all Windows operating systems, Increase security, evolve your data center, and innovate faster with Microsoft Windows Server, the cloud-ready operating system.
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