Originally Posted by nickdalzell
I got tons of add ons that only run in FSX, including mods that allow me to drive cars and sail boats, so that's no go. As for STO, yeah it dies in login. And that is if it doesn't give me a crash saying "this program encountered a problem." There is a distro that does windows games but somehow they don't give it away for free, it is pay ware--how they got past that In the GPL is beyond me. No source code either
It's called Crossover. It's basically a commercial version of WINE. But more polished and has additional compatibiliy work done on it.
Run Windows on Mac and Linux, easily and affordably
I do believe that Codeweavers does contribute their work back to the WINE project.
WINE is licensed under the LGPL(Lesser
General Public License) rather than the GPL.
GNU Lesser General Public License - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The LGPL was thus developed as a compromise between the strong copyleft of the GNU General Public License or GPL and permissive licenses such as the BSD licenses and the MIT License. The word "Lesser" in the title of the license is used, to show that LGPL cannot guarantee endusers complete freedom in the use of software, because only the LGPL-parts (but not any proprietary software-parts) guarantee endusers the access to source code and therefore the freedom of modification."
BTW companies are allowed to do commercial paid Linux distributions as well, that can have proprietary software included. Provided they make their source code available, for any GPL open source components they might have used, e.g. the Linux Kernel. The GPL does allow for that.