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Old 02-02-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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win-dose on Linux: wine vs. Bordeaux(tm) vs. Crossover(tm) vs ???


What can folks tell me about the various ways one might run win-dose things on Linux? I know about Wine and Crossover and Bordeaux. Are there others that are not "virtualization" like Virtualbox or xen or kvm?

I have to deal with a couple of proprietary dot-net and active-hecks applications that interact with proprietary web services.

Merci d'avance,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 02-02-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_%28software%29 reveals more applications.

Most of the stuff you're talking about is based or derived from Wine though. If I were you I would get VMWare and run that. I bought it at work (Workstation) and it's pretty inexpensive for what you get.

Simply amazing.
 
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:06 AM   #3
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I currently use Wine and CrossOver Games to run a variety of different windows games. Crossover is handy as it creates 'bottles' for each application, basically every application you install gets its own virtual windows file system that is distinct and removed from the other applications. This helps stop interference between windows apps.

You also get a nifty GUI install for everything, but it is just wine at its heart and everything you can do in cxGames you can do in Wine (with a little extra foot work).

Wine is IMHO truly amazing software for what it is doing and seems to be darn effective.
 
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:46 PM   #4
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bourdeaux, as far as I know, is just a wrapper for wine. crossover is a fork of wine, just like cedega or winex were.

The rest are virtual machines, a different animal, and are not aimed to run windows programs on linux, but to run windows itself on linux. Inside the virtual Windows OS you can install programs just like you would install them on a regular windows copy.
 
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:40 PM   #5
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... and the WINNER is ...

It seems that CrossOver is the way to go. I'll come back once I've done the deed and report on my success.

Thanks to all,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
  


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