Wine allows OS X users to run Windows applications.
(Note: this listing is for the official release of Wine, which only provides source code. If you want a version of Wine that is packaged specifically for OS X, then use Winebottler, available here.)
Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, OS X, and BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine more...
- XAudio2 implementation using OpenAL Soft.
- Support for the new Universal C Runtime DLL.
- Dropdown menu support in the standard Open Dialog.
- Grayscale rendering mode in DirectWrite.
- Various bug fixes:
- flipviewer fails to load
- FlushFileBuffers() fails on disk volume, sets ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE when handle supposedly valid more...
- OS X 10.5 or later
- X11 or XQuartz