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Wine enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows. Wine is free software under constant development. Other platforms may benefit as well.

Most popular links

  • winetricks: A useful tool for using common workarounds to current deficiencies in Wine.
  • macOS: Running Wine on macOS.

About the Wine project


  • User support: Help users by answering questions on the User's Forum or IRC.
  • Developers: If you want to help with Wine or build it from source.
  • Debuggers can help by testing Wine and narrowing down problems, or help triage bugs reported by other users.
  • Writers can contribute by documenting the program, maintaining the wiki, and translating various parts of the project.
  • Designers can, among other tasks, draw icons for programs, or improve the style and function of the website.

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More information

  • The Wine project Source Code can be downloaded or browsed online.
  • You can browse archived discussions or subscribe to the Wine mailing lists.