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Mobile torrenting: how to manage and stream downloads from your phone

While exciting progress is being made in the realm of high-speed mobile data, it will be a long time indeed before wireless operators can catch up with wired bandwidth and ubiquity. For the time being, mass data transfer will be one of the few things that will stay within the realm of home and office computing, on DSL and Cable connections. Still, just because you run your BitTorrent client on...

Wine 1.3.11 released, improves JavaScript performance and localization, fixes MS Hearts bug

The development version of Wine 1.3 has just been released, bringing with it a ton of bug fixes, improved JavaScript performance, and -- at long last -- GNU gettext support, making localization and translation a whole lot easier. For many Linux users, though, Wine 1.3.11 will be known as the build that finally fixed MS Hearts, which has been broken under Wine since 2006. Of course, there is a...

Getting Started with Wine on Mac OS X

Whilst there's a couple of excellent, paid-for, virtualization options around for OS X (Parallels and VMware), they can be a little heavy-handed if you only need to run one or two applications. Not to mention the price of a virtualization application as well as the necessary Windows licence can make it an expensive purchase! Of course, there's Boot Camp, but that also requires a Windows license....

How good is WINE at running Windows software on Linux? Good enough to get infected

WINE. It's not an emulator, but it is a pretty decent way to run many Windows programs under Linux. What's that you say? Why yes, malware and scareware do count as programs. So, do they run under WINE, too? The answer is a resounding yes! Linux user Filip Sufitchi was killing time on Facebook when he stumbled across a malicious link on someone's wall. The link used a series of redirects...

Open source Windows alternative ReactOS gets faster in 0.3.9

In case you aren't familiar with the ReactOS project in a nutshell, the aim is to produce an open source operating system that is fully Windows compatible. I've been intrigued by the project for years, and as the developers push toward the release of version 0.4, there's every reason to get excited. The latest version, 0.3.9, sports reduced memory requirements and major speed improvements, as...

CodeWeavers cancels free giveaway program, honors existing registrations

It sure seemed like a good idea. CodeWeavers, the makers of CrossOver software that lets you run Windows applications like MS Outlook or games like Half Life on Mac andLinux machines, held a tongue-in-cheek promotion where the company promised to give away free copies of its software if one of a number of economic goals were met in the US. While it's likely that the US government had little to...

Download CrossOver for free today, run Windows Apps on Mac, Linux

CrossOver is the commercial version of WINE, a tool that allows users to run many Windows applications on Mac or Linux machines. And today, you can download it for free. You see, earlier this year the CEO of CodeWeavers, the company behind CrossOver issued a challenge to president George W. Bush. If the outgoing president of the US could accomplish one of a handful of goals before leaving...

Iron: Chrome for privacy fanatics

If you want to use Google Chrome but are concerned or have questions about Google's policies for collecting usage data, you might want to give Iron a try. Iron, developed by German software company SRWare is Chrome stripped of all the user ID information that gave the German government cause for concern. I don't speak German, but the guys at the Incomplete-News Project have helpfully published an...

CodeWeavers brings Chromium to OS X and Linux

CodeWeavers, the main corporate sponsor of the Wine Project, have released a port of Google Chrome, known as CrossOver Chromium, for Linux and OS X systems. Although users running virtual instances of Windows in either OS X or Linux have been able to run since day one, CrossOver Chromium is unique because it does not require a Windows installation to run. Although CrossOver Chromium works,...

Wine 1.0 pops the cork: Run Windows apps on Linux

It may have taken 15 years, but the developers behind Wine have finally decided the Windows emulation layer for Linux and Unix-based systems is stable enough to wear a 1.0 label. Now, don't get too excited. That doesn't mean every last Windows app will run on Linux under Wine. But it does mean that Wine's more stable than ever, and thousands of Windows applications have been reported to work....

Download Squad Week in Review

Been spending the week gearing up for SXSW and then realized that you forgot to book tickets to Austin? Worry not, Download Squad will be bringing you blow by blow coverage from SXSW Interactive over the next few days. In the meantime, sit back, relax, and check out some of the top stories from the week that was. Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 8 beta Microsoft released the first beta version...

Using WINE to install Adobe AIR on Linux

Adobe hasn't officially ported Adobe AIR to Linux yet, but Ubuntu Unleashed figured out that you can install AIR using the WINE windows emulation layer for Linux. Installation isn't exactly painless, and when all is said and done, there are a bunch of AIR applications that won't run. But some will. Note that the instructions at Ubuntu Unleashed tell you how to install Adobe AIR beta 3. But read...

iTunes syncing now works in Linux with Wine

Linux users aren't exactly known as big fans of proprietary software, but sometimes a big commercial app comes in handy. iTunes has been up and running on Linux for a while now, but it was missing one big reason to choose it over an open source music player: iPod Touch and iPhone syncing. These two Apple gadgets need to be unlocked to work with a third-party music player. But now iTunes on...

Get messed up with I-Doser

Anyone who has been on the Internet for any amount of time has undoubtedly stumbled across something that sounds like a scam. Nigerian bankers, p-p-p-powerbooks, get rich quick schemes, there seems to be no end to suspicious products and services online. When we first heard about I-Doser, we were understandably skeptical. The makers of this program sell "doses" for it, which are basically scripts...

ReactOS keeps getting better

The ReactOS project has one simple goal: to create an Open Source implementation of Windows. It borrows heavily from the WINE project for obvious reasons, but despite this, it is a stand alone OS. Since the last time we covered it, development of ReactOS has progressed very nicely. It now supports several components of OpenOffice, Firefox, and even Remote Desktop sessions. The OS is still in Alpha...