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Keeping up with their two-week release cycles, the WINE folks have pushed out their 0.9.48 release. WINE 0.9.48 brings more fixes for regression test failures, a more complete cryptnet implementation, WIDL is now able to generate oleaut32 proxy code, and as always there is a lot of bug fixing involved. All of the details can be found over at WINE HQ. If you missed it, we recently compared Ubuntu 7.10 with WINE 0.9.46 to Windows XP. Check out the article to see how WINE had performed in the 3D DirectX benchmarks.