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Cedega 4.2.1 Review - Part 11
LinuxLinks Review
By Kevin E. Glosser


W.I.N.E. Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix.
  W.I.N.E. stands for Wine Is Not a Emulator.
  Official Site -
Cedega Commercial version of WINE for gaming.
  "A unique variety of grape used to make some of the finest Port wines in the world."
  "An innovative portability technology developed by TransGaming that allows Windows games to run on Linux."
  Previously known as WINE X
Direct X "Microsoft DirectX is an advanced suite of multimedia application programming interfaces (APIs) built into Microsoft Windows; operating systems. DirectX provides a standard development platform for Windows-based PCs by enabling software developers to access specialized hardware features without having to write hardware-specific code."
  There are many components to Direct X, including Direct3D, DirectSound, DirectInput, etc.
  TransGaming works to create Linux compatible versions of the these API's that work on top of the Linux equivalents. OpenGL, for example, would be the cross platform popular equivalent to Direct3D.
FrontSideBus The bus that connects the CPU to main memory.
  In general, it is a good idea to have a FSB that matches the speed of the RAM installed.
Blizzard Entertainment
Valve Software
Active X Microsoft's answer to Java, without the cross platform capabilities.
sudo SuperUser DO, allows issuing of commands as root without logging in as root.
POSIX Portable Operating System Interface standardization
threads Exist inside of processes, acting independently, sharing resources in an effort to create multitasking.
MMORPG Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
bit torrent Software designed to distribute load amongst several networks. Downloading occurs from multiple sources, instead of from a single server. Each client, in effect becomes a server as well.
first person shooter A game genre where the view is delivered as if you are looking through the eyes of the character you are playing. Typically, these games involve shooting enemies with a large arsenal of weapons.
cron job A mechanism to schedule events to occur regularly automatically.
SECUROM An anti-piracy scheme to keep CD's from being copied.
DOOM III The latest first person shooter from the creators of the genre.

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Read ahead

1. Introduction
2. Test Environment
3. Installation
4. World of Warcraft
5. Half-Life 2
6. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
7. BlitzIn
8. Conclusion
9. Known Issues
10. Fixes
11. Glossary

Last Updated Wednesday, March 09 2005 @ 03:52 PM EST

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