- Jan 8, 2011
Open Source Software for running Windows applications on other operating systems.
Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.
Changelog: The Wine development release 8.14 is now available.
What's new in this release:
- PCSC framework used on macOS for smart card support.
Dumping of Windows registry files in WineDump.
- Fixes for Wow64 window messages.
- Various bug fixes.