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Old 11-04-2003, 09:42 AM   #1
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A lot of linux Mandrake Newbie questions


Ok...
1.Is there software that allows you to install windows applications on mandrake.
2.Does C++ come with mandrake?
3.If not where can I find it.
4.Can you install onboard drivers in linux. (from cd)
5.Do you know where I can get a list of linux commands
 
Old 11-04-2003, 10:07 AM   #2
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1.Is there software that allows you to install windows applications on mandrake.
Yes. The WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator) project allows you to run Windows applications/games in linux.

The Codeweavers has their own version of wine that is specifically made to run Windows stuff, mainly web browser applications (Real Player, Flash, Windows Media Player), and another application that is specific for running Microsoft Office, plus a few other applications.

Transgaming also has their own Wine product out, but aimed right at running Windows games on linux.

Both products you have to buy in order to use.


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2.Does C++ come with mandrake?
Yes. GCC is what you're looking for. Type rpm -qa | grep gcc to find out if you have it installed. If not, as root, type: urpmi -p gcc



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4.Can you install onboard drivers in linux. (from cd)
I don't follow what you're asking here.


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5.Do you know where I can get a list of linux commands?
Yes. Clicky clicky here.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 10:47 AM   #3
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Install motherboard drivers from cd...
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:12 AM   #4
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Windows drivers can't be used on a Linux system. Check out your motherboard manufacturer's website and see if they offer made-for-linux drivers. If not, search the web. If you're using common hardware, odds are someone has written a linux driver for it.
 
  


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