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Apps with 'Compatibility Layer' feature

  1. VLC Media Player icon
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    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
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    • Chrome OS
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    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
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    • Apple TV
    • F-Droid
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    • Haiku
    • PortableApps.com

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

    Interface
  2. Wine icon

    Wine is a free, open source application for running Windows software on operating systems that are normally not supported. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows.



  3. Proton is a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on Linux kernel operating system. It uses Wine to facilitate this.

  4. PlayOnLinux is a graphical frontend for the Wine software compatibility layer which allows Linux and Mac users to install Windows-based video games, Microsoft Office (2000 to 2010), Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as many other applications.

  5. BlueStacks runs Android OS and apps on Windows PCs with instant switch between Android and Windows - no reboot is required. End consumers can now enjoy their favorite Android apps on Windows PCs.

    Bundleware

    The emulator automatically installs sponsored Android apps together with yours

    Main application
  6. Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the Unix-like environment.

  7. Bottles is an application designed for elementary OS (but works on all GNU/Linux distributions), which helps in managing wineprefix.

  8. thirty bees is an open source e-commerce software that empowers merchants to focus less on their shop and more on their business. Having a fast, responsive, bug free e-commerce site is essential now, and thirty bees fills that void.

  9. CrossOver icon
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome OS

    CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications and games on your Intel OS X Mac or Linux computer.

    Installation on Mac
  10. Compatibility tables for support of HTML5, CSS3, SVG and more in desktop and mobile browsers.

  11. Run macOS applications on Linux.

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  12. Q4Wine is a qt4 GUI for wine that will help you manage wine prefixes and installed applications

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  13. WineBottler is an App to manage and wrap your Windows apps into convenient OS X apps. WineBottler helps you with running Windows programs on OS X.

  14. Gemini is a new application-level internet protocol for the distribution of arbitrary files, with some special consideration for serving a lightweight hypertext format which facilitates linking between files.