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WINE@Etersoft

Web site: etersoft.ru/products/wine
Category: Others
Platform: Linux, FreeBSD
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Wikipedia: WINE@Etersoft
First release: 2005

WINE@Etersoft – a software which lets you use Windows applications in free operating systems of the GNU/Linux family.

WINE@Etersoft is focused on ensuring the operability in Linux of Windows programs that are in demand in Russian organizations: 1C:Enterprise, legal directories ConsultantPlus and GARANT, bank-client systems, etc. With its help, you can switch to a free operating system and continue to use the usual and necessary to run a Windows program.

The WINE@Etersoft product is based on code of the free Wine project. Since 2005, Etersoft has been refining Wine to ensure full-fledged work on Linux of the most popular business applications in Russia.

WINE@Etersoft is included in the Unified Register of Russian Programs for Electronic Computers and Databases.

WINE@Etersoft is an alternative implementation of the Win32 API functions.

WINE@Etersoft is designed to run Windows applications on Unix systems on the x86 platform. This does not require an installed MS Windows system or libraries (dll) from it.

A very important technical point is that it is not an emulator, as many people call it, but an alternative implementation of WinAPI functions. The difference is that WINE runs on a “real” processor, not a virtual one, so the speed is absolutely comparable to the speed in Windows.

The main differences between WINE and virtual machines: VMWare, VirtualBox, etc.
– no host system licensing required;
– runs on a real processor.

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