winapps VS Glimpse

Compare winapps vs Glimpse and see what are their differences.


Run Windows apps such as Microsoft Office/Adobe in Linux (Ubuntu/Fedora) and GNOME/KDE as if they were a part of the native OS, including Nautilus integration. (by Fmstrat)


Fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program 2.10.18 (by glimpse-editor)
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winapps Glimpse
153 15
5,534 1,151
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5.0 7.5
23 days ago 5 months ago
Shell C
- GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of winapps. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-17.
  • Show HN: Qvm-create-windows-qube: The most secure and private way to run Windows | 2021-10-17
    My pleasure!

    That feature is currently in the works (officially speaking) for Windows 10; for Windows 7 it already exists (although it has of course been EOL for some time now).

    However, I do recall finding a report of someone successfully using WinApps ( as well as RDP running in a Linux (GNU/Linux) qube to effectively have Windows applications displayed on a window level. Security-wise it still holds up because that Linux qube, if compromised via the RDP connection, will lead to the disclosure of no additional sensitive information because it's only being used for that purpose. As long as you have ample RAM to support it, this could work very well.

  • To those that dual boot with Windows. Will you be upgrading to Windows 11?
    You can find it at -
  • We need to get WinApps working again! | 2021-10-14
    It doesn't have a license, so it's all rights reserved.
  • Can you use it for productivity? | 2021-10-13
  • How to install Microsoft office 2019?
    If u really want ms office this might be useful: I usually use Google docs which i think is better than office 365.
  • Are there any VM services which dont use the entire GUI and such?
    The best I know of right now on the open source and/or Linux side of things that works with Windows guest applications is Winapps - There's a bit of setup you'll need to do directly in the Windows VM. After that you should be able to launch the app exclusively into your Linux session.
  • There are 2 things that prevents me from going to Linux exclusively, can i overcome them?
    For both those programs it's no. But if you don't mind some extra setup you can run Winapps to run those programs anyway.
  • Windows11 Anti Spy programs | 2021-10-09
    Two, consider using Linux. Gaming on Linux is possible right now, you can run whatever software in Windows containers like if they were natives apps... Don't dual boot to Linux or you will come back to Windows, you should use Linux as the only one OS on your computer. Make VMs or containers to run Windows softwares (even a specific device that needs a specific driver, passthrough to your VM).
  • What do I need to know when installing Linux on my 2020 Intel MacBook Pro?
    Looks like they are looking for maintainers. Maybe check out some of the recommendations in the comments there? I don't really know anything about Winapps.
  • Performance issues with win10 guest in qemu kvm - how to improve | 2021-10-07
    You can use this configuration from winapps : You can't have 3d acceleration but other than that, it works very well.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Glimpse. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-18.
  • when your mum calls you by your full name
    There is a bunch of folks who forked Gimp because they find the name offensive. Since they still have to refer to it they use euphemisms (such a "upstream") or call it "GNU Imp".
  • I REALLY want to create TakaMori fanart and post it here. | 2021-05-01
    Glimps is a good one. It has pressure sensitivity support for drawing tablets. If you want something closer to Illustrator, Inkscape is your best shot.
  • Windows, A Consumer Product. | 2021-04-23
    They're named by committee. No committee would have come up with "GIMP" (also forked as "Glimpse").
  • Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81
    I've been enjoying the Glimpse fork a lot more these days.
  • The amazing Grant Sanderson (3Blue1Brown) demonstrates seam carving in Julia.
    (cc u/krapht) check out glimpse! it’s a fork of GIMP that’s a bit more modern. also an nx version coming soon which will be geared toward beginners
  • A Call To Action For Linux Developers! | 2021-04-13
    Please support to help fix that problem.
  • Infographic of alternatives for Adobe products, in light of their new 'early cancellation fee' bullshit | 2021-04-13
    GIMP fork with PS key shortcuts and menu | 2021-04-13
  • Renaming Coq | 2021-04-08
  • Fed up with the Mac, I spent six months with a Linux laptop. The grass is not greener on the other side | 2021-04-04
    Am I missing something? Because the UI they show on looks almost identical to GIMP's UI. The only difference I can spot is they got rid of the mascot.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing winapps and Glimpse you can also consider the following projects:

Awesome-Linux-Software - A list of awesome applications, software, tools and other materials for Linux distros.

wslg - Enabling the Windows Subsystem for Linux to include support for Wayland and X server related scenarios

barrier - Open-source KVM software

photoshopCClinux - Photoshop CC v19 installer for Gnu/Linux

PhotoGIMP - A Patch for GIMP 2.10+ for Photoshop Users

linux - Linux kernel source tree

vgpu_unlock - Unlock vGPU functionality for consumer grade GPUs.

WSL - Issues found on WSL

ArchWSL - ArchLinux based WSL Distribution. Supports multiple install.

An-Introduction-to-Statistical-Learning - This repository contains the exercises and its solution contained in the book "An Introduction to Statistical Learning" in python.

mediapipe - Cross-platform, customizable ML solutions for live and streaming media.