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Old 12-04-2005, 06:23 PM   #1
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Emulators-easy question


At one point and time i had the Linux for dummies books,

and in the back, under emulators, it talked about a certain emulator other than wine, that when loaded, could take an OS installer disk (IE Windows 98SE, or another version of linux, or DOS, etc...) and install and run it directly under linux, through a desktop window in whatever x interface i choose to use at the time.

this would be extermally usefull to me, as i have a high power pc capeable of running such a program.

However, my access to the Linux For Dummies book has been cut off, and i can nolonger remember the name of the emulator. All of my google searches have come up with nothing.

I'm probably not looking hard enough, but if anyone knows the answer off the bat, if they could post it i would be extremlye gratefull.

-James
 
Old 12-04-2005, 07:09 PM   #2
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vmware?

http://www.vmware.com/
 
Old 12-04-2005, 09:54 PM   #3
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Maybe, except if memory serves me, it could run 1.) thru linux, instead of underneath it. and 2.) was free.

Memory maybe wrong, it often is.
Thanks for the help though!
if anyone knows of a free program capapble of this though, please dont heasitate to tell me.

-James
 
Old 12-04-2005, 09:57 PM   #4
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dont have a cule i would just not emulat any os
 
Old 12-04-2005, 10:03 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by JamesKelson
if anyone knows of a free program capapble of this though, please dont heasitate to tell me.

-James
I think there is a free version of VMware http://www.google.com/search?q=free+...en-US:official
 
Old 12-04-2005, 10:04 PM   #6
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You could give qemu a try be and sure to get the kqemu module which speeds things up. I had win95 running on it. other oses run kind of slow on my pc
 
Old 12-05-2005, 02:00 AM   #7
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Qemu or Boschs is probably what the book was referring to.
 
Old 12-07-2005, 06:51 PM   #8
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thx will download and try all of them!
 
Old 12-07-2005, 09:09 PM   #9
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Don't be afraid to buy VMWare, if you've decided that it may work well for you.

Just as is the case with Cedega, the process of ensuring that an emulation or simulation platform works well is very labor intensive for the vendor. Customer demands and expectations are high. The way to provide that level of service is to hire the skilled programmers needed, full-time, and that means that the product is sold.

If the free stuff works just as well for you, great! But if they're selling it and they've been doing that for a while, then there might well be a reason...
 
  


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