Thursday, January 19, 2006

Apple and WINE, more concrete signs

As I commented at the beginning of this year, one of the great possibilities for Apple, now that Intel processors are part of Apple computer, is the use of WINE as an emulation technology.

Now, it seems that the prediction is being confirmed. The guys from AppleInsider have some clues leading to the conclusion that "WINE to be released with Mac OS X 10.5".

This news is just part of what looks very natural for Apple: use the large amount of open source code that has been created for the WINE and integrate it into the Mac OS. They have done this for the Darwin kernel and for the Safari browser, so it is not hard to see this happening again with WINE.

I believe that this will be a great step for Mac OS X, as Apple help customers to make the change to the Mac platform.

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