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...
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.