Picassa for Linux and Wine

Google Labs has released a Linux version of Picasa, Google’s photo organizer software. The interesting part is that it is actually the Windows version of the software, running under Wine. It took a lot of patches to Wine to get Picasa to work under it, but Google has done it.

Picasa seems to work fine on my Ubuntu laptop though the menus and dialog boxes seem a little ugly. Haven’t tried it with any cameras yet.

I think that Wine is already a pretty mature project. I managed to run a number of Windows software through it and if it continues to receive support from the likes of Google, I’m sure soon there won’t be much we can’t run on Linux.

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