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News Google funds Wine work

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 20 Feb 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    its only a question of time until google actually starts making its own linux distro, google backing wine is just a big hint in that direction and with their good financial background... watch out ms, they are comming for you.
     
  3. identikit

    identikit Active Member

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    Google? WINE? Linux?... Photoshop! Hell yeah!
     
  4. p3n

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    surely the mac version would be a shorter bodge? :>
     
  5. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Hmm, CodeWeavers != Wine...

    CodeWeavers == Crossover == PAYED, Wine is released under GPL and developed independantly... CodeWeavers just base their releases upon the Wine project...

    So, Google chunked out to the wrong project so it seems...
     
  6. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Wine provides windows environment libraries, to get the mac version running they would need to start providing all the mac libraries.
     
  7. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Google have been funding WINE for ages as well as dozens of other projects, not least among which being Mozilla.
     
  8. coniferous

    coniferous What's a Rotary Power Tool?

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    Sadly i fit into both of these stereotypes...
     
  9. chicorasia

    chicorasia New Member

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    Macintoshes running windows, PCs running OSX, Linux running photoshop.... these are strange times indeed...

    This is great. Some apps will never go open-source - autoCAD, Adobe CS and many many others - but if one can get them to run on Linux professionals and businesses have one more choice of OS - that means we have more competition. In the end, everybody wins!
     
  10. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    By that logic, you would think Adobe might actually consider porting it to Linux. If it was simple, they'd probably have done it by now.

    All hail Google, is all I can say.
     
  11. completemadness

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    Umm i thought codeweavers is a company that uses wine in its apps (like cedega does) but isn't actually wine itself?

    I know they make "Crossover Office" (which works very nicely)

    The page on codeweavers site
    seems to support the fact they are not actually the wine developers, although they do contribute
     
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