PlayOnLinux - A user friendly front end to Wine
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In one of the earlier articles on this blog, we discussed about the software Wine, it's features and it's capability to run windows software on Linux. There is another software PlayOnLinux that uses Wine as it's base and provides a feature rich and user friendly front end to run windows software on Linux. The aim of this software is to simplify the process of installing and running the windows software on platforms like Linux.
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It uses an online database of scripts to apply to different applications that need special configuration; if the game is not in the database, a manual installation can be performed. Aside from games, any other program can be installed and each one is put in a different container (WINEPREFIX) to prevent interference of one program with another. This provides isolation in much the same way that CrossOver's bottles work. PlayOnLinux allows users to install some of the most popular applications in the Windows world, such as Apple iTunes and Safari, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and 7, AutoCAD, .NET Framework 2.0, Fireworks MX, Flash MX, and many others.
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