I am amazed at this software and it is free! Before you sent me this message I downloaded the mint version and installed it on a Windows 7 virtual PC. It installed with not one hiccup. From what I am reading from Red Hat's website, the version 3 is now a legacy product and according to National Instruments I will need to use 4.5 or later. I have not tried it yet but plan on installing the latest Red Hat OS. I think I can use regular Labview for windows with a patch. Another place in NI's website it says there is a version of Labview for Linux. The cool part about using Virtual PC in Windows 7 is that you can copy your Virtual OS you have created and paste it and use it again and again. I hated it when I had to re-install windows when a bad installation of Labview caused a windows crash.
My research is not on a RTP, not yet.
Red Hat has discontinued the regular subscription services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. Therefore, new bug fix, enhancement, and security errata updates, as well as technical support services are no longer available for the following products:
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 3
* Red Hat Desktop 3
* Red Hat Global File System 3
* Red Hat Cluster Suite 3
LabVIEW runs on Linux for Intel x86 processors with kernel version 2.2.x, 2.4.x, or 2.6.x. LabVIEW requires a minimum of a Pentium III or Celeron 866 MHz or equivalent processor, but National Instruments recommends a Pentium 4/M or equivalent processor. LabVIEW requires an X Window System server, such as XFree86 or X11R6.org. National Instruments recommends that you have at least 680 MB of disk space for the minimum LabVIEW installation, 890 MB of disk space for the complete LabVIEW installation, or 1.0 GB of disk space for the complete LabVIEW installation with drivers. LabVIEW is fully supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 or later and openSUSE 11.0 or later. LabVIEW can run without hardware driver support on any other distributions that provide GNU C Library (glibc, also known as libc.so.6)version 2.2.4 or later. National Instruments recommends that you use Firefox 1.0.2 or later or Mozilla 1.2 or later to view the LabVIEW Help. LabVIEW requires GNU C Library version 2.2.4 or later. Most Linux vendors offer an updated glibc rpm for common Linux distributions on their Web sites.