Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Exciting new Open Source tool to run Windows apps on Mac and Linux

Exciting new Open Source tool to convert MS programs. The executable can then be distributed. How many ways to run Windows on Mac does that make? - bringing Microsoft Windows programs to Linux and Mac!
Alky (pronounced "AL-KEE") is a tool that allows you to convert a Windows executable to a Mac OS X or Linux binary. We are focused on high-end gaming at the moment, though we will support other applications in the future. Our binary translation layer is already working fully for OS X and Linux support is in progress. Of course, Windows applications use a very different set of libraries from Linux or OS X applications so we are also working on a library called LibAlky that will provide those Windows libraries to the application.

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