Items tagged with WINE

Electronic Arts’ Battlefield V has been rife with controversy ever since it launched, but a new uproar is brewing, and it has to do with the Linux community. But you may ask, what the heck does Battlefield V have to do with Linux, as it is a Windows-only game? Well, therein lays the controversy. Some Linux gamers are so adamant about playing Battlefield V on their systems that they are using WINE in conjunction with DXVK to run the game in an emulated mode.  DXVC in essence enhances WINE to further improve DirectX performance and compatibility. But this same trickery used to run Battlefield V on Linux systems has run afoul with Electronic Arts’ anti-cheat protocols enabled... Read more...
For human beings and the vast majority of living organisms, oxygen is a good thing. The same can't be said for wine, the delicious, intoxicating nectar that begins degrading in quality the moment you pop the cork. That's a real problem if you have a discerning tongue and drink wine by the glass, not the bottle (or box). The solution? A smart bottle developed by Kuvée, a Boston-based startup. Kuvée's smart wine bottle solution is drawing inevitable comparisons to Kuerig, The system consists of a special decanter with a patented valve system that keeps oxygen from touching the wine. According to Kuvée, this allows wine to stay fresh for up 30 days after opening it, as opposed to degrading on the... Read more...
For as popular as Netflix has become, it's a little surprising that it isn't available on Linux. Not natively, anyway. Don't worry though, if you really want to run Netflix on Linux, a determined developer has figured out a workaround that actually, well, works. The developer, Erich Hoover, says the solution is to get Firefox and Microsoft Silverlight working in WINE, which is "not as as it sounds." To get all the pieces to play nice together, you need to run a custom built version of WINE that's been patched in several places. It's a wee bit complicated and involves several steps, but according to Hoover, the end result works like a charm on 32-bit versions of Ubuntu. You can get it to work... Read more...
The Wine project is scheduled for its 1.0 release, after nearly 15 years of development. In fact, according to their "release plan" they are trying to release it close to the 15th anniversary date.After nearly 15 years of development, the WINE project is scheduled for the landmark 1.0 release. As with most open source programs, it is hard to sit back and say "ok it's done". The work will always continue, but at some point the program at least accomplishes the original, or in this case, realistic goal. The WINE website now has posted a list of programs that are planned to work properly, constituting the 1.0 release. Wine, if you don't know, is a software application that allows Unix / Linux users... Read more...