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WinApps Alternatives

WinApps is described as 'Run Windows apps such as Microsoft Office/Adobe in Linux (Ubuntu/Fedora) and GNOME/KDE as if they were a part of the native OS, including Nautilus integration' and is a compatibility layer tool. There are more than 25 alternatives to WinApps for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Wine, Windows and Android. The best alternative is Wine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinApps are Proton, PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac, Bottles and Parallels Desktop.

WinApps alternatives are mainly Compatibility Layer Tools but may also be Virtualization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WinApps.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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    Wine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD

    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.

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    Proton

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Steam

    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.

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    PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Wine
    • FreeBSD

    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.

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    Bottles

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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  5. 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.

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    CrossOver

    • 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.

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    VMware Fusion

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac

    Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac.

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    Darling

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Run macOS applications on Linux.

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    Q4wine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Wine

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

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionQ4wine can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    WineBottler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Wine

    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.

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    Discontinued

    The application has not been updated for almost three years: https://bitbucket.org/winebottler/winebottler/src/master/, https://bitbucket.org/winebottler/winebottler/src/master/It also does not support the latest versions of macOS: https://www.reddit.com/r/winehq/comments/j43ziq/comment/g7gqpk5/

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