IBM dismisses Corel's Wine plans

Linux running Windows applications using Wine is slow, naive and just plain daft, according to IBM's software marketing manager Tony Occleshaw.

Following last week's revelation by Corel that it is working with Wine to bring all Windows applications to a desktop version of Linux, Occleshaw dismissed the plans citing his own company's experience with emulation software: "Corel said all this when they were porting all their applications to Java which fell on its bottom. Wine sitting on Linux running Windows applications is just too complex."

Occleshaw said software houses should not be tempted to "port over the evils of Windows to Linux, rather they run things natively".

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