Wine 2.0: the new version of the Windows compatibility layer for Unix

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Wine, the famous project that provides a compatibility layer (since it is not an emulator as some believe ...) to be able to install native Microsoft Windows software on systems such as UnixLike Linux, it comes with more improvements. The developers have managed to release the version Wine 2.0 for all those who need or depend on programs and video games from the Redmond platform.

Among the many improvements that Wine 2.0 integrates, perhaps the implementation of support for Microsoft stands out. Office 2013. The famous Microsoft office suite can now be installed thanks to Wine in this version. Even later versions are not supported, but it is a big step, especially considering that the suite is one of the strengths of the Windows company and that despite such extraordinary alternatives as LibrOffice, Calligra, etc., They still need one more step to compete from you to you.

But the developers have not only focused on that, they have also improved the rest of the system to improve the compatibility and functionalities of this software. More improvements can be found in the text and fonts offered, graphics, audio, user interface, connectivity and translations into different languages. For example, support for DirectX 3D has been improved, as well as DirectDraw, D3DX, etc., so the support for video games is also better, giving you a plus in entertainment under the penguin platform.

As well they have improved HiDPI display scaling, support for GStreamer 1.0, Gecko updates, 64-bit support for Mono, new driver architecture for peripherals managed by libudev, etc. Nor should we forget that they have corrected some bugs from previous versions and if you are interested in learning more about Wine 2.0, I recommend that you go to official project website, where you can download this latest stable version.

Once you have downloaded it, follow this tutorial to install and configure Wine on your PC.

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