Acronym: Wine Is Not an Emulator
Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris.
- Wine-Wiki.org A user oriented wiki with a focus on documentation.
- Why Wine is so important
- Supported applications. A variety of links, databases and reviews of applications supported by WINE.
- XWine, a GUI for WINE. Handles: WINE's configuration, and configuration and managment of Windows applications.
- GameCon is a central point of access for GNU/Linux gaming. It presents a master list of Linux and Windows games that can be played. Full configuration of WineX will be built in, and server browsing and buddy tracking will also eventually be added.
- WineTools, another GUI tool to install/remove new software and to configure WINE.
- winesetuptk, an easy-to-use WINE setup tool.
- CrossOver, a Tk frontend for WINE. Non-free.
- WineX, a DirectX implementation of WINE aimed at games. Non-free.
- BeWine, WINE for BeOS.