Talk:Running KSP with wine
Let's talk EULA for a bit, shall we?
Electro Chango S.A. de C.V. grants you the right to install and use copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT on your computer running a validly licensed copy of the operating system for which the SOFTWARE PRODUCT was designed [e.g., Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Mac OSX].
I believe that whoever wrote that WINE violated this line of the EULA was unaware of what WINE actually is.
Wine Is Not an Emulator (Look it up on their site, this is what WINE actually stands for). Running a program though with is still running it under GNU/Linux. WINE serves as a way of making Windows programs compatible with the admittedly batsh*t craziness that is Linux.
I would suggest editing the article to reflect this.
Quoted directly from winehq.org:
Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.
PLEASE, do not tire the users with such a bullshit! By this stupid "license" running a software on a following generation of Window$ is also illegal. I mean in case of certification of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 - running on the Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 is also illegal, not just on the Wine.
And the Linux is not an "admittedly batsh*t craziness", but an operation system. But thy admired windows is not - it just pretends to be an operation system, while rather works as a spyware+ransomware application.NWM (talk) 14:47, 21 May 2016 (UTC)