The title of this chapter might sound somewhat strange. How can a Windows program be run under SUSE Linux? The answer comes courtesy of the Wine project. Wine is an acronym for Wine Is Not an Emulator, which is a way of saying that the Wine software doesn't emulate Windows, but instead re-creates certain parts of it called the Application Programming Interface (API).
In theory, the vast majority of Windows program can be run using Wine. In this chapter, we'll begin with the steps for setting up Wine, and then walk through installing and running Microsoft Office 2000. Finally, you'll learn how to install Internet Explorer and other Windows software.