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Old 10-02-2005, 09:37 AM   #1
rbh123
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Running windows from within linux


I have heard about running remote windows desktop from within linux.
Now i have a Pentium-3 system with both linux(RedHat) and windows-98 installed and i connect to the net via internal modem.Now is it possible to boot into linux and run windows from linux,if yes how do i do it?How is this remote windows-desktop used ?
What i am trying to do is work on both the OSes without having to reboot to switch between the OSes.

Thanks in advance...

-rbh
 
Old 10-02-2005, 09:48 AM   #2
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Well, you can't exactly run windows from within linux, but you can at least run some windows programs from within linux... is that what you mean?

If so, have a look at a couple of programs;

WINE - http://www.winehq.com/
DOSemu - http://www.dosemu.org/

Regards.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 11:20 AM   #3
jyoungxxxx
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I haven't tried out VMWare yet but, we can't install windows under VMWare?
 
Old 10-02-2005, 07:35 PM   #4
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Re: Running windows from within linux

Quote:
Originally posted by rbh123
I have heard about running remote windows desktop from within linux.
Now i have a Pentium-3 system with both linux(RedHat) and windows-98 installed and i connect to the net via internal modem.Now is it possible to boot into linux and run windows from linux,if yes how do i do it?How is this remote windows-desktop used ?
What i am trying to do is work on both the OSes without having to reboot to switch between the OSes.

Thanks in advance...

-rbh
I had this very same issue about two years ago. Fortunately I stumbled upon Win4Lin by Netraverse.

It is not free but, for me, the price for the version I got was more than worth the trouble. I have tried Wine and I've heard of VMWare, although I've no experience with VMWare.

Honestly, I had some really low expectations for Win4Lin. I figured it might be some kind of Wine-based doodad that just ran programs or something. I was shocked to see, well, just what I'd REALLY wanted. A full windows installation that ran in its own window under linux. It worked very well for a long long time. I don't use it much anymore because the need isn't there anymore for my situation.

The only drawback I saw to Win4Lin was that you were at the mercy of their support site issuing kernel-patches for whatever kernel version you wanted to run. This sometimes took awhile after a new kernel release.

All in all, however, if you are looking to run "windows" inside an X-Session on linux, give Win4Lin a try. I was highly impressed with how well it worked.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 07:50 PM   #5
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Just in case you actually wanted to remotely access a Wondows machine from your Linux desktop then you need the app rdesktop which will seemlessly connect you to Xp & win 2000 shared desktop servelets on remote machines.
 
  


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