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Old 05-19-2011, 07:02 AM   #1
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Is it possible to run a only "XP" Software to Linux OS?


I really want to run this application(game) to my computer but unfortunately, this application can only be run on Windows OS. Is there any possibility to run this application?
 
Old 05-19-2011, 07:04 AM   #2
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Take a look at wine
http://www.winehq.org/
http://appdb.winehq.org/
Or install windows in a virtual machine, or dual boot.

Kind regards
 
Old 05-19-2011, 07:08 AM   #3
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Hello,

Wine can be pretty difficult to use in combination with games. You could have a look at CrossOver Games which is build on Wine. I use CrossOver with Microsoft Office 2007 at work (forced to use M$) and it performs a lot better with CrossOver then with Wine.

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Eric
 
Old 05-19-2011, 05:17 PM   #4
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Knowing what program might help us!!
 
Old 05-19-2011, 09:26 PM   #5
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Personally... if I have a "killer app" that uses Windows, then I'm going to use Windows, on some machine or another (other than my Linux boxes!), to run that app, and be done with it.
 
Old 05-20-2011, 12:36 AM   #6
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as much as i dislike MS
the truth is this

Use the OS best suited for the application or need

if MS software is a "must use" then use MS .

Last edited by John VV; 05-20-2011 at 12:40 AM.
 
Old 05-20-2011, 09:22 AM   #7
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You *could* give VirtualBox a try it runs XP really well and with VirtalBox additions it runs in fullscreen (seemless). And the latest version seems to support direct3d. The other option is dual-boot linux and win xp. It seems a disappointing to give up linux just to run a game - even a really good one.
 
  


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