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Is there any other software like Wine for Ubuntu or for any other Linux distribution?

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Generally you're better off asking a specific question. For instance, if you asked "I would like to run Sim Pope under Ubuntu, but WINE doesn't work--is there another way?" that would be more likely to get you a useful answer. – CarlF Aug 27 '10 at 15:35
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You mean to run Windows applications ? There's Crossover Linux, Crossover Games, & Cedega - but all are paid and use the WINE codebase. Another is Mono which implements the .net frameworks and runtimes on Linux.

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Although not "like Wine", Virtual Machines are a great way of running Windows applications on Linux. There are several freely available virtual machine engines for Linux, such as VirtualBox, but in order to run Windows applications you will still need a copy of Windows.

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Wine is not an emulator, nor a virtual machine. It is a collection of libraries recreating Windows API. – whitequark Aug 27 '10 at 15:48
@whitequark, Understood, but the question was not what software is implemented the same as Wine. The end results are the same... with Wine I can run Windows apps on Linux. With a VM I can run Windows apps on Linux. – heavyd Aug 27 '10 at 16:11

Wine stands (stood?) for "Wine is not an emulator".

Just about all the software available for Linux "is not an emulator" and so is just like Wine.

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Doesn't really answer the question. – digitxp Aug 27 '10 at 20:26
"Doesn't really answer the question"? Doesn't answer the question at all, being an (admittedly rather poor) attempt at humour based on the rubbish names that get used for open source projects. – Neal Aug 28 '10 at 10:18

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