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,
- More work towards the WineD3D command stream.
- Service proxies in WebServices.
- Query support in the builtin reg.exe utility.
- Improved support for long URLs in WinInet.
- Various bug fixes.
- OS X 10.5 or later
- X11 or XQuartz