Advancing Software Reuse of Linux, Windows Code on the Mac

,----[ Quote ]
| One DIY solution on Linux is to use Wine, which is neither simple nor broadly
| capable of running everything, but can be very useful for certain
| applications in the hands of knowledgeable users with tempered expectations.
| The more consumer-oriented audience of Mac users is less likely to be happy
| with the current state of Wine; nobody could argue that Mac users
| have “tempered expectations.”


Vista to Ubuntu (100%)

,----[ Quote ]
| I had enough with eating crap with Vista. My last line of patience warned off
| when I happened to wait about 5 seconds when changing from one MS Doc file to
| another and also happened that I was running with time to finish a project
| report. No, I’m not running on 256 ram, it’s 1 GB and this kind of a time
| wastage is totally unacceptable. You may ask why I put up with Vista in the
| first place. That’s thanks to HP’s decision to embrace Vista so my laptop was
| pre-built with Vista and no chance to downgrade because there are no drivers.
| So where to go now ? Easy….Gutsy. * * *
| [...]
| But my worries were groundless as Wine now supports Macromedia 8 series like
| a babe. Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash all works perfectly with Wine -
| installation to Execution. Another great thing with Gutsy is that my Broadcom
| network card support is inbuilt and with some additional applications I can
| search networks and connect to them like a charm. Also I’m using AWN manager
| to manage desktop (here is a great article on desktop styling - thanks to
| Lakshan) and now it looks like a hybrid between Leopard and Vista. So what
| else I can ask for ? * * *

Does WINE + Linux support more Windows apps than Vista?

,----[ Quote ]
| WINE supports most of the applications which are made for Windows
| 2.0 up to Windows XP. WINE has the ability to run different versions
| of IE, run most of Adobe's products, run World of Warcraft, Half Life
| 2, Microsoft Office 2003, XP, 2000 and 97, Visio, Quicken,
| * * * Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars
| * * * Need for Speed Carbon
| * *
| [...]
| What about drivers, hardware support, and upgrades?
| Want to upgrade you XP to Vista? no chance. might as well do a fresh
| install and shell out $300.