> > Wine is free in the same sense as Linux is free, but it's not great (yet).
> > It crashes often, although once you have the program open (just 16-bit
> > ones) it works pretty well. Good luck with a Winsock, though.
> I think you ought to look at WINE on the basis of its
> latest releases, since May/June 1997. It has not
> only got real stable, it also runs 16-bit Windows
> apps as fast as Windows 3.1 on the same computer
> runs them. It works real well with just about
> anything you throw at it, Quicken, Quickbooks, etc.
Word is actually usable, though some of the Wine libraries are a bit
dodgy so you should use ocka MS Windows 3.1 libraries. Excel loads a
spreadsheet, and the tutorial worked, but there are still some wierd
problems if you try and actually use Excel for anything serious.
Not there yet but getting better at an alarming speed. I can see why
Sun dropped WABI: they're scared Wine is gonna kick their *:-)
Printing support is in alpha, and truetype support should be working
within the year (if I'm any judge of project times, and I'm not).
It's just fine for MIRC, which is what I use Wine for. And of course
solitaire still works :-)
Damn fast too. Surprisingly so. Amazing work from the Wine team.
The idea that an arbitrary naive human should be able to properly use
a given tool without training or understanding is even more wrong for
computing than it is for other tools (eg automobiles, airplanes, guns
or power saws).