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Old 09-03-2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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RoboLinux


I have been struggling to get Acestream working in kubuntu & have accepted that I will just have to boot into Windows to use it (I have dual booted Windows & kubuntu) but I have just come across a Linux distro called RoboLinux that sems to be able to run any Windows software & indeed Windows itself inside RoboLinux, this seems like a dream come true & the answer to my prayers if it really works, has anyone got experience of this OS & do you think it would be a good idea for me considering my requirements.
Thanks.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 05:07 PM   #2
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I have been struggling to get Acestream working in kubuntu & have accepted that I will just have to boot into Windows to use it (I have dual booted Windows & kubuntu) but I have just come across a Linux distro called RoboLinux that sems to be able to run any Windows software & indeed Windows itself inside RoboLinux, this seems like a dream come true & the answer to my prayers if it really works, has anyone got experience of this OS & do you think it would be a good idea for me considering my requirements.
Thanks.
Hmm, I have never used it but after taking a quick glance at the website it looks like what they really mean when talking about windows compatibility is running windows in a virtual machine. This is something you can do in any distro, also in kubuntu. Just install virtualbox and you are good to go.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 05:12 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=robolinux
Robolinux is a user-friendly and intuitive operating system based on the latest stable release of Debian GNU/Linux. One of the project's more interesting features is the availability of a pre-configured virtual machine support pack with Windows XP or Windows 7 - a VirtualBox setup which allows the user to install and run the Windows operating system seamlessly alongside Robolinux.
no rocket science involved.
should work ok, if you can install windows inside that virtual machine.
on the other hand, it's not so hard to do it on any other linux distro.
 
Old 09-04-2014, 12:48 AM   #4
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one MAJOR bit of concern:

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If you want to run Windows XP or 7 inside Robolinux, simply download the Robolinux Stealth VM Software for a tiny donation.
sorry but vmware and virtual box do this for 100% free. why are you having to pay for something that is free, not to mention wine is also 100% free.

now if they are enrolling you in crossover office then that is a different story, but meh. you can do this in any distro for free.
 
Old 09-04-2014, 01:38 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, I have run it from a live cd & I must say I prefer kubuntu so now Iv'e been told about virtual box I think I will look at going that way.

Many Thanks.

Regards........
 
Old 09-04-2014, 01:50 AM   #6
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I cannot find out what Acestream is, because apparently the Chinese government is blocking all search engines today. So someone will need to enlighten me as to what this application is that is so hugely important it is the determining factor in choosing an operating system. With a name like Acestream, I am guessing it is a game. Whatever it is, the best solution is neither a change of OS nor using a VM.

If the goal is to change operating systems, because you no longer want to use Windows, adapt to the new system's applications. It makes no sense to switch to another operating system and want to keep using the previous OS's applications. If you cannot live without Windows applications, use Windows.

If you are dual-booting with Windows for the purpose of using the Windows applications and games you cannot live without, continue using your Windows system for that purpose.

 
Old 09-04-2014, 06:01 AM   #7
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I cannot find out what Acestream is, because apparently the Chinese government is blocking all search engines today. So someone will need to enlighten me as to what this application is that is so hugely important it is the determining factor in choosing an operating system. With a name like Acestream, I am guessing it is a game. Whatever it is, the best solution is neither a change of OS nor using a VM.

If the goal is to change operating systems, because you no longer want to use Windows, adapt to the new system's applications. It makes no sense to switch to another operating system and want to keep using the previous OS's applications. If you cannot live without Windows applications, use Windows.

If you are dual-booting with Windows for the purpose of using the Windows applications and games you cannot live without, continue using your Windows system for that purpose.

From their webpage it shows:

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Ace Stream is an innovative multimedia platform of a new generation, which includes different products and solutions for ordinary Internet users as well as for professional members of the multimedia market.

Note: Ace Stream uses in its core, P2P (peer-to-peer) technology, BitTorrent protocol, which is acknowledged as the most effective protocol to transfer/deliver «heavy content».

Ace Stream is more than just BitTorrent client for file exchange via P2P-networks!

The main directions of platform specialization: AVoD (Audio and Video on Demand), Live Stream (live broadcast), localization of foreign BitTorrent traffic, decentralized social networks, and IOTT (Interactive-Over-The-Top).

Ace Stream platform provides excellent audio-visual quality for Internet online broadcasts/shows and the most effective system of storing and delivering audio and video content.

Note: Ace Stream users watch online video with audio-visual quality level ten times greater than quality of video on YouTube (provided in 1080p format) and many times greater than broadcasts/shows of all other existing services of VoD and Live Stream provided by OTT (Over The Top) service operators, which do not use P2P technology.

No existing Live Stream service or standard CDN operator using unicast can provide live broadcast with the same high level quality, for the same number of viewers, that can be provided by the average Ace Stream user from his personal computer using home Internet-channel!
To the OP, I thought this was all solved according to this. I have to agree with Randicus, if you need windows software to the point of installing windows in a VM, you should just dual boot windows. I still have a Zune so I dual boot windows to keep it stocked with music/movies.

Also note, depending on the specs of your machine you may/may not have a good experience with trying to run winows in a VM.
 
Old 09-04-2014, 04:15 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies, I will just keep dual booting, it would appear to be the easiest option.
 
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one MAJOR bit of concern:



sorry but vmware and virtual box do this for 100% free. why are you having to pay for something that is free, not to mention wine is also 100% free.

now if they are enrolling you in crossover office then that is a different story, but meh. you can do this in any distro for free.
I got to say that generally speaking their sales-pitch kind of website and their (in my opinion misleading) promises about 100% windows compatibility and 100% secure virus protection are a bit of a turn-off for me... But again, to be fair I have to say I've never tried the product.
 
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...and another 2 cent from me (you're going to have a Euro soon!):

after reading the description of acestream, i have to agree with randicus dracus albus.
it's mostly ordinary bittorrenting with the possibility to watch video immediately.
miro has been offering this for years and is available for linux.

ps: personally, i never understood why so-called live streaming is so important.
i much prefer to simply download what i want to watch. with an internet connection broad enough to stream high-quality video, the download itself takes only minutes - start it, make yourself a sandwich, come back and it's ready to enjoy.

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Old 09-05-2014, 01:22 AM   #11
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ps: personally, i never understood why so-called live streaming is so important.
i much prefer to simply download what i want to watch. with an internet connection broad enough to stream high-quality video, the download itself takes only minutes - start it, make yourself a sandwich, come back and it's ready to enjoy.
Live streaming makes sense for watching sporting events. You can use sopcast to do that which works perfectly well on linux.
jdk

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