Google Releases Picasa for Linux (Slashdot)
Posted May 26, 2006 18:08 UTC (Fri) by tjc
In reply to: Google Releases Picasa for Linux (Slashdot)
Parent article: Google Releases Picasa for Linux (Slashdot)
The real news is that Wine is able to run a modern and complex Windows app like picasa. That means it's likely that more Windows apps will run on Linux, also those that don't have native equivalents yet.
In this particular case it was the developers of the original application who were porting it to wine, so they had the option of changing the application itself to work with (or work around the limitations of) wine as necessary. I don't really see this as being very big news.
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