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Old 11-20-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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Linux to Windows


Hey guys, is there any program that will change any linux program to to run on windows? Because I'm contemplating buying a tv tuner so i can watch tv through Myth TV. If no program exsists, is there any tutorials I can use to rewrite the code, or i'll take any other option thats easier. Thanks once again guys
 
Old 11-20-2005, 07:59 PM   #2
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Maybe look into Cygwin, i took a brief look at it, it gave me a shell, but that's all it seemed, and i thought i can get more form SSHing into another box.

Your might be able to install programs with it though.

Or vmware to run multiple OS'
 
Old 11-20-2005, 10:30 PM   #3
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Sorry but none of those worked
 
Old 11-20-2005, 11:28 PM   #4
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Sorry but none of those worked
Yeah, uhhh... you're wrong.

Cygwin does work and quite a lot of linux programs can be compiled nicely in it. Just coming along and saying stuff "doesn't work" makes people think "what a toss". Post some errors...

However Google seems to say that MythTV doesn't work under Cygwin but there are some ports to Windows underway using Qt3/Win though these are just porting the frontend. Wow, actually looking for information is fun!
 
Old 11-21-2005, 05:54 AM   #5
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Perhaps a dual boot system is in order?
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any tutorials I can use to rewrite the code
ccase2k, If you are so daring as to rewrite the code for MythTV, are you not so daring as to give GNU/Linux a shot. I myself have not met many skilled programmers who wouldn't delve into the GNU/Linux world. Hmmm...I guess you didn't really say you were a programmer.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 02:56 PM   #6
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Re: Linux to Windows

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...is there any tutorials I can use to rewrite the code...
If there was a tutorial, it would already be ported to linux, duh.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 07:29 PM   #7
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Why is everyone riding my nuts about this?!!??!?!?!
 
Old 11-22-2005, 12:47 AM   #8
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You are giving us the opportunity to The answer to your original question now you've spoiled our fun is if you want to use Windows then use Windows software, if you want to use linux software then use linux.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 03:21 AM   #9
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Why is everyone...
Ummm, I was only trying to challenge you to be adventurous. Also, I was quite serious about the dual boot idea. I have read and heard many stories of people who do that, then use Windows less frequently until they basically NEVER use it. Most eventually remove Windows when it becomes of no use at all.

That notion aside, cs-cam is still pretty much correct:
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if you want to use Windows then use Windows software, if you want to use linux software then use linux.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 12:39 PM   #10
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Yeah, ccase2k ... ... never take whatever you hear on a forum personally! Takes a little getting used-to at first but just remember that the person who's writing to you is doing so as if he were casually talking to you. Unfortunately, written speech has an entirely different impact .. that is, if you let it .. than actual talk. Pretend to be a duck and let it roll off your back. "He/she really didn't mean it that way."

Anyhow: what I would do is to buy a second drive for your machine. Put Linux on that; keep Windows as-is on the main one. You can now use either environment, just by updating the boot-drive sequence in your BIOS setup. Or, you can boot from the Linux drive and put the option of booting Windows on to its boot-loader menu.

A game that you like to play, that runs best on Windows, is a justifiable reason for having Windows available. Disk-drives are cheap, and there are quite a few cast-offs out there. It's very, very easy to put one in. Just look for the easiest way to "get the job done," which in this case is (I think) a second drive.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 11:55 PM   #11
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Or rewrite it.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 04:26 AM   #12
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Or rewrite it.
Ah ha! A bigger toss than all of us has come along! I think I need to sit down, I feel faint.
 
  


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