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21 March 2019 by Anna LaskyAnna Lasky  

Wine, CrossOver & Proton — What's the relation?

How are Wine, CrossOver and Proton related? (What the heck are you even talking about?) I was informed by our Marketing Director that some folks don’t quite understand the relationship between Wine, CrossOver, and Proton and are curious about it.  I couldn’t have been less surprised -- a year ago I was in the same boat. Like many explanations, I will start with an analogy.  Imagine a snail: Wine is like the squishy living creature at the center, and CrossOver is the outer shell that you see and interact with when you pick up the snail.  And Wine is not just any snail; this one can replace Windows! What is Wine? First, it helps to understand what Wine does.  Please bear with me as I rely on another analogy; imagine that…

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