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gophercakes

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Infamous Chinese pirates launch Ubuntu that looks just like Windows XP (Download Squad)

Dec 28th 2009 9:45AM WINE is garbage. The truth is, unless it's a popular game or program it doesn't stand a chance of working very well or even at all. Don't forget to add additional time to hunt down missing fonts, DLLs, and scripts needed to get things to install or launch.

My favorite game, Day of Defeat Source, STILL doesn't work very well under WINE and other games are slow as molasses unless all details are set on their lowest levels. Some of my other favorite applications like XMPlay or Weather Pulse are either extremely buggy or don't run at all. The only people who claim WINE works well are Linux zealots who aren't going to honestly tell you how well it doesn't work.

This Chinese version of Linux won't ever be popular in China. Why? Because with the more Internet users than the USA, everyone here uses QQ instant messenger. There is a crappy version for Linux, but it crashes constantly. The Windows version under WINE? HA HA. Again, like so many other programs, it doesn't work under WINE.