Is Wine Really Faster than Windows?
Opinion: It's debatable whether the open-source program that allows Windows programs to run on Linux is faster than native Windows, but it has its place. (Linux-Watch)Would you believe that Wine, the open-source program that enables you to run some Windows programs on Linux, is faster than native Windows XP on the same hardware? I have trouble buying that one too, but according to the Wine crews latest benchmark runs, its true. These were primarily graphic tests. Both systems, Windows XP SP 2 and Gentoo with Wine 0.9.5, were asked to show their stuff on a 3.8GHz Intel 570 Pentium box with an 800MHz FSB (front side bus), a gigabyte of 533MHz DDR2 (double-data-rate 2) RAM, and a 60GB IDE ATA100 hard drive.
If you just look at the top-line results, it looks like Wine isnt just edging out XP, its killing it! It won the majority, 67, of the total tests.