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Wine is a software capable of emulating a Windows operating system on Linux computers to make it capable of running Windows-compatible programs and applications, such as Photoshop and others. It offers a user-friendly interface and is completely free.

What are the key features of Wine?

  • Windows emulator: Wine emulates Windows OS on Linux. You just have to install the software and then, you can open, view, and use Windows files while remaining on the Linux operating system.
  • Running Windows applications: With Wine, Windows programs run on Linux and behave as native and original ones, without much loss in performance or memory usage of the computer.
  • Community: Wine depends on its user community, whose members perform various tests to check how the programs work. To obtain assistance, it is possible to access forums where volunteers answer questions.

How does Wine work?

Wine provides its own versions of various Windows system DLLs. Once you have downloaded and installed Wine, you can start downloading .exe and .msi files and run them on your Linux computer just as if it were a Windows PC.

Is Wine free?

Yes, as Wine is an open source program, it is completely free of charge. However, if you particularly enjoyed the program, you can make a donation to its developers.

Is Wine safe?

Wine is a virus-free and safe computer app.

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