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Old 04-10-2004, 09:37 PM   #1
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windows to linux


hey,
i have hearn u can see or use windwos from your linux?!! is that ture if it is then can u help me how to do it.?
thanx ( running mandrake 9.0 nad kde3.1)
 
Old 04-10-2004, 09:46 PM   #2
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I didn't think you could run windows from the linux box.

However if there is some way for you to do it I would suggest running wine

http://winehq.com
I think or do a search for winehq if thats not the link.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 01:43 AM   #3
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Vmware and win4lin are both progs that allow you to run win from lin(both at a price). Linux can see your windows partitions but writing to NTFS is native to the 2.6 kernel and experimental.
Wine can be used to run windows progs in Linux but many apps don't run.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 10:28 AM   #4
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Or are you thinking of using samba so you can use file and print sharing ?

What you can do with out any prob's is read the files in the windows partition. Though if you have windows XP, formated as NTFS then support is a little sketchy, but I understand that you can write to the partition if you've got things set up correctly. If your windows partition is set up as FAT32, then you should be able to read and write to the windows partition.

As far as running windows app's it's either wine/winex or crossover office/plugin. There's win4lin which cost's or if you are into this seriously then there's VMware which is a system emulator, and you can actually have windows and linux running simaltaneaously (but it's expensive).

regards

John
 
  


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