This article is from the WINE WINdows Emulator FAQ, by Dave Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
contains posts that tell of successes, partial successes and failures to
run certain MS Windows programs under Wine. As such successes, partial
successes and failures change rapidly with every release, please read that
newsgroup for details rather than check here in the FAQ.
There are a number of web sites that maintain lists of successes and
failures in attempts to run MS Windows programs under Wine, and these
Please keep in mind that although work on Wine has come pretty far, it is
still considered a developers'-only release. Programs may 'break' and then
run again from release to release.
Many people have reported that some of the larger shareware and commercial
programs are now beginning to run under Wine to varying degrees of success.
Windows colors can vary from system to system, depending on your video card
and monitor, but it's been reported that colors are generally darker under
X Window and Wine than under native DOS and MS Windows.
Keep an eye on the newsgroup:
for up-to-date reports of successes.