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What is Amazon AppStream? Stream resource intensive applications and games from the cloud. AppStream deploys and renders your application on AWS infrastructure and streams the output to mass-market devices, such as personal computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Because your application is running in the cloud, it can scale to handle vast computational and storage needs, regardless of the devices your customers are using. You can choose to stream either all or parts of your application from the cloud. Amazon AppStream enables use cases for games and applications that wouldn’t be possible running natively on mass-market devices. Using Amazon AppStream, your games and applications are no longer constrained by the hardware in your customer’s hands.

What is Wine? A compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems. It is a free and open-source compatibility layer that aims to allow computer programs developed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems. Wine also provides a software library, known as Winelib, against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems.

Amazon AppStream and Wine can be primarily classified as "Application Streaming" tools.

Some of the features offered by Amazon AppStream are:

  • Amazon AppStream includes a SDK that currently supports streaming applications from Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 to devices running FireOS, Android, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. &nbsp
  • A Mac OS X SDK is planned for 2014.
  • Remove Device Constraints- You can leverage the compute power of AWS to deliver experiences that wouldn’t normally be possible due to the GPU, CPU, memory or physical storage constraints of local devices.

On the other hand, Wine provides the following key features:

  • X11-based graphics allows remote display to any X terminal
  • MacOS and Android based graphics support
  • X11, TrueType (.ttf/.ttc) and Windows Bitmap (.fon) Fonts

Wine is an open source tool with 957 GitHub stars and 525 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Wine's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is Amazon AppStream?

    AppStream deploys and renders your application on AWS infrastructure and streams the output to mass-market devices, such as personal computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Because your application is running in the cloud, it can scale to handle vast computational and storage needs, regardless of the devices your customers are using. You can choose to stream either all or parts of your application from the cloud. Amazon AppStream enables use cases for games and applications that wouldn’t be possible running natively on mass-market devices. Using Amazon AppStream, your games and applications are no longer constrained by the hardware in your customer’s hands.

    What is Wine?

    It is a free and open-source compatibility layer that aims to allow computer programs developed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems. Wine also provides a software library, known as Winelib, against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems.

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