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Old 07-19-2003, 01:29 AM   #1
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Software Installations???


DOes linux have the ability to install IBM compatible software? Or do i need to install software that is specifically designed for Linux systems?
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:05 AM   #2
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What exactly do you mean when you say
"IBM compatible software"? Software that
runs on AIX? OS/390? OS/2? Software that
in some way runs on what's called an IBM
compatible PC (please note that there's
dependencies with the operating system,
as OS/2, DOS, WindowsNT ;})?


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:08 AM   #3
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Like Windows 9x, NT, 2000, etc...
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:13 AM   #4
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no, you have to find linux software. what distro are you using?
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:14 AM   #5
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http://www.winehq.com/?page=about

yes it is possible
the link is to the about page of a package called wine
read up on what it can do
it may fit your needs
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:17 AM   #6
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I am using RH 9
 
Old 07-19-2003, 12:18 PM   #7
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You actually mean microsoft compatible.

Wine can be used, but as a last resort, it doesn't always work.
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:14 PM   #8
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Basically, as of now, I can only install software made for Linux (to be stable) right?
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:21 PM   #9
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Like I said, you can try Wine if you really need this program, with some elbow grease you may be able to get it to work. Likewise if this is for business, you could pay a wine hacker to concentrate on your app.

If you don't want to do that, then you are correct, yes. Luckily, there is enough software for Linux out there, that it will easily meet almost all your needs.
 
  


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