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Apps with 'Run Windows software' feature

  1. 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.

  2. Proton is a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on Linux kernel and macOS operating systems.

  3. 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.

  4. ReactOS™ is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft® Windows™ NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Seven).

  5. Webmin is a web-based system configuration tool for Unix-like systems, although recent versions can also be installed and run on Windows.

  6. Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to have easy and smooth access to Linux. It is based on Ubuntu which is the most popular Linux operating system in the world.

  7. All in one Windows automation software. Fully configurable text expander, start menu, shortcuts, auto complete and mouse gestures. User-defined commands to run files, open webpages, send macros or automate anything. Incredibly powerful but yet simple to use.

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

  9. Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as macOS. Parallels Desktop is optimized for Intel and Apple M1 chip.

  10. A Vulkan-based translation layer for D3D9, D3D10 and D3D11, which can be used on Linux with Wine.

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  11. Currently optimized for ARM Chromebooks, ExaGear Windows Emulator allows you to run full-function versions of Windows PC applications directly on Chromebooks and ARM-based Android devices with a connected keyboard and mouse.

  12. keystarter automation software. you can make a set of 3d button icons with keystroke command scripts and create your own popup menus - clipboards or virtual keyboards.

  13. Wineskin is a tool used to make ports of Windows software to Mac OS X. The ports are in the form of normal Mac application bundle wrappers. It works like a wrapper around the Windows software, and you can share just the wrappers if you choose.


    Hasn't been updated in over 6 years and doesn't work on most modern versions of macOS:,

  14. Using Wineskin technology, Porting Kit is a app that can install games and apps compiled for Microsoft Windows® in Mac OS X. It has access to a server where we store WSI files for more than 300 games, which can be installed by any Porting Kit user.