LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-24-2004, 12:24 PM   #1
baybocukcu
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Ankara-Istanbul/TURKEY
Distribution: Mandrakelinux - 10.0
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
How to open windows on a desktop of mandrakelinux10 ?


i have mandrakelinux 10.

i have heard that it's possible open Windows XP without logging out from linux. So that
it will be possible to use windows, while my mandrakelinux is still functioning in the other desktops.

how do we do that ?
 
Old 07-24-2004, 08:31 PM   #2
hoopyfrood
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: SuSE 9.1
Posts: 113

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi baybocukcu,

Sorry to dissapoint, but this isn't a possibility unless you're running VMWare (http://www.vmware.com/) or Win4Linux (http://www.netraverse.com/). Both are commercial products that will allow you run Linux from Windows, but both of which are fairly expensive options. You'll also take a performance hit, running both OSs at once.

There is no "out of the box" support for this kind of functionality. Linux is it's own Operating System, so the best you can to is either run a Windows compatibility layer like WINE, dual-boot between the two, or ditch Windows and run Linux exclusively

Cheers,
Tim
 
Old 07-25-2004, 03:38 PM   #3
mhearn
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Durham, England
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Posts: 1,565

Rep: Reputation: 47
If you use QEMU CVS you can install (at least) Windows 98 into a box. It's not quite as fast as VMware but it's usable if you only want it for occasional things. It's not usable for playing games or similarly demanding applications.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Desktop - Open Windows Stick to Corners RKGraves Linux - Newbie 1 01-12-2005 02:10 AM
Newbie questions, Mandrakelinux10, KDE desktop Jay Smith Linux - Newbie 21 09-29-2004 11:43 AM
open source entry level desktop publishing for windows? crazyeddie740 General 5 06-26-2004 02:21 PM
open program in another desktop Balkman Linux - Newbie 1 03-08-2004 06:16 PM
Desktop folders won't open Paul12 Linux - Newbie 0 07-20-2001 01:51 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration