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Old 07-09-2007, 11:10 AM   #1
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Wine/Linux?


I just found Wine which allows to run windows without installing Windows.

Is there anything similar for Linux.

I would like to run Linux top of Mac OS X Tiger (PPC) without installing distros or creating partitions etc because i need it only rarely.
 
Old 07-09-2007, 11:23 AM   #2
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Have you tried a virtual machine? Isn't Parallels the VM for Macs?
 
Old 07-11-2007, 03:12 AM   #3
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Have you tried a virtual machine? Isn't Parallels the VM for Macs?
No, not yet. Isnt that kind of big software. I'm looking for similar that Wine where only one small app is installed. Thanks
 
Old 07-11-2007, 06:22 AM   #4
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Virtual machines are pretty straightforward to install and use. There isn't a "reverse wine" that I know of.

having said that, a project popular a few years ago was Fink - it appears to still be running and may be useful for you.
 
Old 07-11-2007, 07:36 AM   #5
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Maybe you should say what apps do you need. Since GNU/Linux is open source in most part, a lot of apps get ported to other OS's. Perhaps you can already run them.

Also, Wine doesn't run Windows. It runs some specific Windows applications. If you'd like to run the whole OS then XavierP's right. Virtualization it is.
 
Old 07-11-2007, 09:15 AM   #6
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There is a version of WINE for macs! It is still ion BETA, but it may work.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=69890
 
Old 07-11-2007, 09:34 AM   #7
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She wanted to run Linux apps, not Windows's.
 
  


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