Running Windows applications on a Linux desktop has become a little easier with the release of PowerPak 1.4 by Linux vendor. The release, which uses technology from software developer CodeWeavers, lets customers run applications without paying for a Windows license.
Jon Parshall, chief operating officer at CodeWeavers, said Thursday that the integrated software will make migration to Linux easier for Windows users. "Our system does not require a fully licensed copy of the Windows operating system, unlike other emulation solutions," he said. "The system works by spoofing Microsoft applications so they think they are on a Windows PC."