Originally Posted by JoelM
Lets remember that Wine is not an emulator but a Win API layer...
You are wrong. WINE is an emulator. It emulates the Win32 API. it is an urban myth that WINE stands for "WIne is Not an Emulator". Please google the issue before following up. The initial plans for WINE state is an emulator. Emulator's happen in SW as well as HW.
It is not "the WIN API layer" : it is something which emulates the Win API layer.