Originally posted by DrO and what is the purpose of doing it? just for the skins?
Personally, I'm not a big fan of skins and crap. I like a player to look one way, a comfortable, clean interface.
I loved winamp on windows. It was clean, fast, and fun to use. I always switched from Windows Media Player to Winamp because WMP is bogged down with visual prettiness. It slows it down and the computer as well. I rarely had winamp crash. WMP crashed quite a bit.
That's the reason I liked Winamp.
No frills, pretty, fast and reliable. That's what you wanted, right? Good reasons to use winamp.
Personally, I hate using wine. It is unreliable even for the most simple windows applications. And yes, I mean simply coded. Perhaps the coding was shoddy in those programs, who knows.
Thats one of the main reasons I like using linux. Linux apps are clean-coded compared to windows. With windows you could setup a first year coder and expect an ok product. With linux, you do that and the program tells ya about it. Error here and there. Windows is a very forgiving OS, in the sense that it's makers are horrible with coding correctly. That's why there are always security updates at least once a week if not more.
With linux, you've got many coders working on the same project, which helps cut down on errors and bad code.
Just a glimpse into the wonderful world of Linux.