[svlug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, Oct. 19: "PlayOnLinux"
nbs at sonic.net
Tue Sep 29 21:42:32 PDT 2015
The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following meeting:
October 19, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm
PlayOnLinux: a graphical front-end to Wine
presented by Ronin Dusette
PlayOnLinux <https://www.playonlinux.com/> is a piece of software
which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and apps
designed to run with Microsoft Windows. A minority of commercial
games are compatible with Linux at the moment, which can be a factor
that prevents some users from migrating to it. PlayOnLinux brings
a cost-free, accessible and efficient solution to this problem.
Written in Bash shell and Python, and using wxPython of its
interface, PlayOnLinux is graphical front-end to Wine, an open source
"compatibility layer" capable of running Windows applications on
Linux, Mac OS X and BSD. Wine translates Windows API calls, which
eliminates the performance and memory penalties of other methods.
This means you do not need to own a Windows license to use
About the speaker:
Ronin Dusette is a web developer/designer, photographer, technical
consultant and musician, as well as a member of the PlayOnLinux team.
His website is https://dusette.net/
This meeting will be held at:
Explorit Nature Center
3141 5th Street
Davis, CA 95616
For more details on this meeting, visit:
For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:
The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
and Free Software.
Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
Sacramento region. Events are always free and open to the public.
You can 'like' LUGOD on Facebook at:
join the LUGOD group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lugod/
and find us on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=35879
Please visit our website for more details: http://www.lugod.org/
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis
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