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X86 Project Gets Windows Translator WINE Running on Intel iMac

X86 Project Gets Windows Translator WINE Running on Intel iMac

by , 2:20 PM EST, February 9th, 2006

The OSx86 Project has been able to get some Windows software running on an Intel iMac through WINE (WINE Is Not an Emulator), according to a post on the organization's forum. As an article at Macworld UK notes, WINE doesn't require a copy of Windows to work -- it re-engineers Windows system calls to enable those applications to run in Mac OS X.

However, very few Windows applications run in Mac OS X through WINE right now. When another OSx86 Project forum member asked about games, the response was: "As for games...let's scale it back a bit...kay?"


Why run WinZip on an Intel iMac? Because you can.

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