Wine Project

Dan Kegel / Dan Hipschman


Windows has dominated PCs since before you were born
What's wrong with that?

Putting all your eggs in one basket is risky

Relying on a single food crop can be disasterous

Relying on a single operating system can lead to massive infections
Botnets are bigger than Google!

What to do?

Use design redundancy to protect against failure of a particular design

Use dual sourcing to protect against vendor failure

Migrate to Linux!
If computers are split 1/3 Windows, 1/3 Mac, 1/3 Linux, then two thirds of computers are likely to be immune to any particular attack

And run your old Windows apps using Wine

Only problem: Wine doesn't support 64 bit apps yet

Some of the changes are simple

This is where you come in