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Re: Windows Code running under Linux?

Vincent Renardias <vincent@waw.com> writes:

> On Sun, 25 Jan 1998, Brad Behm wrote:
> > If one can get Linux to run Java code, why can't one have Linux run
> > Windoze code?
> 	Linux can run Windows code. For this you need to install the
> package 'wine' (in the unstable distribution; section otherosfs). It works
> fine for Win16 code (ie: Windows 3.1) but it still under development for
> Win32 code (Win95/NT).

Not quite; it is Alpha for both and there are a number of W3.1
programs that don't work under Wine.

In any case, the difference is that Java programs are not distributed
in an OS-specific form (they can run on any OS with the appropriate
Java layers) while Windows programs are designed to run only under
Windows.  Thus an emulation layer is required to run Windows programs.

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