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    Windows games run on Linux

    Canadian software maker TransGaming Technologies has released a new version of its WineX software for running games written for the Windows operating system on Linux PCs. WineX 2.0 translates instructions written for DirectX, Microsoft's set of Windows graphics programming tools, allowing Linux users to run many Windows games, including recent bestsellers such as "Max Payne" and "Diablo II." The software is available to those who sign up for TransGaming's subscription service at $5 a month.

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    I've never tried winex but this sounds good. I'll read into it more then perhaps sign up.

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    Regular and Codeweaver's wine never gave me much success. But WineX has, so I give it my two thumbs up. And for the $30 I spent for 6 months, its worth it. I am debating getting a decent size dontation to them or not.

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    Great another way to kill native development, do I need to remind you how OS/2 died ?

    > Nasty Wine >

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    link=board=frontpage&num=1019155005&start= 0#3 date=04/20/02 at 15:34:24]
    do I need to remind you how OS/2 died ?
    OS/2 died because IBM was stupid enough to hire Microsoft to develop PC OS for them. At that time, their take is that PC won't become household item so that they don't want to spend money developing it themselves. So Microsoft did all the bug testing and stuff on OS/2 and the stable release ( as stable as Windows can get ) on Windows. That was why... OS/2 dead is not because of emulation stuff .....

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    Uh, well, I have to agree somewhat with Lovechild. We need Linux programs, not ways to run Windows programs in Linux. If I want to run Windows programs, I will run Windows, as will most people.


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    yea, we need linux alternatives or ports, not emulators

    sadly i think that we're gonna be stuck with emulators now. Companies are gonna start thinking like this: "why spend money porting a program if our users can run it in an emulator?"

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    yea, we need linux alternatives or ports, not emulators

    sadly i think that we're gonna be stuck with emulators now. Companies are gonna start thinking like this: "why spend money porting a program if our users can run it in an emulator?"
    Exactly !!

    Oh that's what I've been saying for AGES... we don't need to go the OS/2 way... (Windows better then Windows).

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