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Old 09-06-2003, 04:09 PM   #1
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alternatives to vmware


Are there any alternatives to vmware? where i can run windows from linux?



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Old 09-06-2003, 04:15 PM   #2
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Well, there's wine, which has relatively good support for many Windows apps; if you're looking for something to run Windows games, WineX is probably the best way to go.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:26 PM   #3
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well what im looking for is more along the lines of loading windows gui in a seperate window
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:43 PM   #4
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Ah. Hm, not that I know of, really. Is there a particular reason you need the actual Windows interface? Using Wine is just like running Windows programs, only without the Windows desktop.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:52 PM   #5
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the main reason is because of my printer and cd player. My printer which is a lexmark z25 is not supported and the cd player plays music via ide cable and not that other cord, since i have an onboard soundcard it does not have a place for me to put the cable for cd playing
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:54 PM   #6
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onboard soundcards usually have inputs for the CD-audio cable, have you looked at the motherboard carefully? You'd usually find it near your PCI slots
 
Old 09-06-2003, 05:13 PM   #7
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what i should of said...is yes it has a slot for one. But it did not come with any cables..and a regular cable that comes with a pci sound card does not fit on to the one on the motherboard.

But the main reason is the printer
 
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If you don't have any audio cables, you can use cdda2wav or something similar. You can buy CD audio cables for the PC at your nearest Radio Shack or similar electronic store. Though I prefere cdda over analog audio cable hook up.

CUPS (Common Unix Printing Service) doesn't have support for Lexmark z25. I thought I spot it when looking for my EPSON printer.

Bochs is free alternative but its an emulator. If you know C programming you can change Bochs to be an virtual machine. There is Win4lin but it doesn't make a complete virtual machine. It just makes a virtual machine to just run Windows.
 
  


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