What do you think of WineHQ? Have you ever heard of it? If not, then you are now opening the right page to find out about this strange term which can be of great benefit to you. Well, WineHQ is free and open source software to help you if you want to run Windows apps on Mac and Linux (no dual boot or virtual PC). Wine is the recursive backronym of Wine Is Not an Emulator.
Some features are added to this application to increase game support and to provide support for some Windows programs such as Notepad, WordPad, Control, Explorer and Internet Explorer.
What to know about WineHQ
Generally, if you are just a beginner, you will not be able to understand all the function of this software unless you read the review as follows:
Backward compatibility added to WineHQ is complemented by legacy Windows applications, which means that this software which copies some different Windows versions is required for several programs. Wine’s backward compatibility is superior to Windows’. In this case, Wine offers better legacy support that you won’t find in Windows.
WineHQ is compatible with 64-bit operating system, especially the one which uses x86-64 (64-bit) CPU. In this case, 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows cannot run on the 16-bit Windows program.
Wine also partially supports Windows console apps so users can select which backend.
Ability to support 64-bit applications
The second thing you need to know about WineHQ is the fact that this software is capable of supporting 64-bit applications. This support was added in December 2008. However, most Windows applications are currently available in 32-bit versions. In this case, the 32-bit version of WineHQ can work on the 64-bit version.
Compatibility with Internet Explorer
It is also described as the Internet Explorer compatible software. This means that you can certainly install Internet Explorer on Wine. One thing you need to be careful about is that you better find another alternative (if possible) because this feature doesn’t provide very good support for Internet Explorer. Most versions of Internet Explorer do not work well on Wine. Some versions frequently crash and fail to load web pages and others refuse to install.
It provides the ability to run most malware under certain circumstances. This is because this software is complemented with the ability to run Windows binary code. Thus, it can fight against malware and viruses affecting the Unix-like operating system. In these concerns, Wine developers suggest not to run Wine as superuser.
Another security offered by this software is the well-designed compromise security that is implemented through the software specifications.
Finally, we can conclude that WineHQ may be able to support the computer program to develop Microsoft Windows. However, there is a software feature that you need to consider that does not support Internet Explorer. Although it is compatible with Internet Explorer, we find that the software is not very efficient in action.