A new version of the popular Wine application which enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows has been released this week in the form of Wine 2.0.
The new application brings with it support for Microsoft’s Office 2013 suite of applications enabling you to now load them onto your Linux operating system.
The Wine development team explains more about the release of the stable Wine 2.0 application :
This release represents over a year of development effort and around6,600 individual changes. The main highlights are the support for Microsoft Office 2013, and the 64-bit support on macOS.
It also contains a lot of improvements across the board, as well as support for many new applications and games. See the release notes below for a summary of the major changes. This is the first release made on the new time-based, annual release schedule. This implies that some features that are being worked on but couldn’t be finished in time have been deferred to the next development cycle. This includes in particular the Direct3D command stream, the full HID support, the Android graphics driver, and message-mode pipes.
For a full list of all the new enhancements within Wine 2.0 jump over to the official website via the link below.
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