Schwaebische games not English games why?

Hi ,
well in Germany in Baden Wuerttemberg (Schwaben Land)they are playing Binokel it`s game for two,three,4,and 6 player game.I know how to play it is good for your brain exercise.
But Pinochle thise is the English game and it is big different.
I have one it is a old version 1.2 for WinXP is there a one for Linux:rolleyes: