As I was exercising today I've come to wonder what do new linux users think WINE is and what sort of doubts do they have. This is mostly related to a request by booman to create a basic introduction to WINE. I should start by saying that in no way GNU/Linux is Windows in the sense that users should not expect a "better Windows out of Linux" just because WINE is able to run Windows applications. You will inevitable neglect all the wonderful things that makes linux an incredible operative system. I say this because there are a lot of gamers on the fence to jump to linux without little knowledge on what he/she might be getting into, and yet ends up frustrated because he/she can't run a Windows application as WINE has been touted to. And with this in mind I open this thread. I think that if I were to cover the basics of WINE I should also throw in a more realistic overview of what users are getting into and how to manage. Note that I'm mostly aiming the questions to gamers in general. I know other people (lets say developers) have other uses to GNU/Linux. Of course, I'd like to think that not all linux users all developers, engineers, sysadmins, etc. Cheers, post your questions! P.S I'm not a WINE developer or participate deeply in their community. I've dabbled in WINE for too long, and I feel capable of answering many non-critical questions regarding WINE.