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Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition by Rickford Grant

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Project 9C: Say It Ain't So, Joe—Running Windows Applications with Wine

You've now learned many different ways to add applications to your system, so I might as well throw in yet another—running Windows applications. Despite the fact that there is a Linux equivalent for most of the Windows programs that you use or need, there may be one or two programs that you will miss. Fortunately, it is possible to run some Windows applications from within Linux with the help of a program called Wine.

The folks at Wine seem keen on pointing out that Wine is not a Windows emulator, preferring to call it a Windows compatibility layer. In fact, even the name itself drives home the point, as Wine is a recursive acronym for Wine Is Not an Emulator. Whatever way ...

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