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Old 02-01-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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windows apps via vbox


Hi guys I am wanting to know if it were possiable to have a icon on my linux desktop launch a windows app (say photoshop) via vbox and seamless. I know vbox would have to be runnining in the background but I wanted to run windows apps like this.

Kinda going along with this article I found on the subject

http://www.linux.com/feature/124908
 
Old 02-01-2008, 06:58 PM   #2
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If you can do what is needed from commands then got your /home/username/Desktop directory and make a new script like so.
Code:
#!/bin/bash
first command line
second commad line
third so on and so on
Save the script and set the execute attribute. ' chmod + x name_of_script '.
Also use full path to each command in the script.
Once saved it should appear on the Desktop and then you can change the icon if you wish. Or at least under KDE. Don't use Gnome.

Brian
 
Old 02-01-2008, 07:15 PM   #3
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If you can do what is needed from commands then got your /home/username/Desktop directory and make a new script like so.
Code:
#!/bin/bash
first command line
second commad line
third so on and so on
Save the script and set the execute attribute. ' chmod + x name_of_script '.
Also use full path to each command in the script.
Once saved it should appear on the Desktop and then you can change the icon if you wish. Or at least under KDE. Don't use Gnome.

Brian

awsome thanks very much. Do you know if having 1 gig of ram and a 1.5 ghz cpu will be fast enough to run linux and the windows guest os+its apps?
 
Old 02-01-2008, 07:53 PM   #4
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I have also been reading that vbox doesn't support rdp unless you pay for it. Is this right?

If I truly want a seamless solution then must I use vmware server?
 
Old 02-02-2008, 08:37 AM   #5
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Don't know anything about vbox.

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