wine enables linux, mac, freebsd, solaris and android users to run windows applications – “wine is not an emulator” – instead of simulating windows it translates windows api calls on-the-fly – wine is free software under constant development – codeweaver sells a supported version as crossover – commented from wine:
this brings us to the chicken and egg issue of linux on the desktop. until linux can provide equivalents for the above applications, its market share on the desktop will stagnate. But until the market share of linux on the desktop rises, no vendor will develop applications for linux. how does one break this vicious circle?
… wine is an answer, they released wine3.0 with is higlights @winehq
- direct3d 10 and 11 support.
- direct3d command stream.
- android graphics driver
- improved directwrite and direct2D support