Wine for Mac

Install and use Windows programs on Mac"
A review by John

The concept of running Windows application on other platform has always been enticing because of the numerous excellent apps that are native to the Windows platform. Users are compelled to installing multiple operating systems on a computer or using virtual machines to enable them to launch Windows applications. However, this utility presents an efficient way to run Windows applications on a POSIX compliant operating systems such as Linux without exhausting the system resources.

Please note that the official release of Wine contains only the source code. WineBottler is the version of WINE that is packaged specially for the Mac OS.

This tool works by converting Windows API calls to POSIX calls automatically without the need to simulate the Windows logic like the various emulators and virtual machines. This method presents an efficient way of executing Windows API calls without taking a toll on the memory and the entire system performance. It is perhaps the most innovative way of launching Windows Executable on other operating systems.

Wine for Mac is licensed as freeware for Mac OS operating system. It is in virtualization category and is available to all software users as a free download.

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Wine Team
Last Updated On
January 20, 2019
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File size
1,27 MB

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