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Running Windows on Linux

Posted 04-14-2009 at 08:51 AM by Krautnribs

Originally Posted by xaxol View Post
I use vmware. It is easy to install (vmware has a good installation guide) and use. I have used it on Ubuntu/Suse10/FC4.
I have a computer that lost it's windows OS, so all I have is PCLinuxOS installed, Will this vmware run alone or do I have to have windows installed. If I must install windows I'll have to find a new legal copy which cost me money.

I've used quicken and need to use it on my linux system.

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    If I understand correctly you were dual booting and Windows OS got trashed somehow?
    If windows really is trashed you will either need an "image" of Windows (if thats the right term) and run either in VMware or VirtualBox. I've never used VMware but do run Windows XP in VirtualBox. When installed it creates one big file which can then be used on other machines, saved, etc. When I know I am going to do a Linux upgrade or mess with it I save the XP virtualbox file and then simply reinstall.

    Also, I don't know if Quicken will run in Wine or not - may be worth a try. I tried Quickbooks in Wine (a couple of years ago) but it would not run - I have to admit I didn't try real hard and haven't tried it lately. If you haven't checked out the Wine site maybe give it a look and see if anybody has had any success running it.

    Sorry, wish I had some more definitive answers.
    Posted 04-16-2009 at 06:27 PM by jcoleman jcoleman is offline


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