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Old 06-30-2003, 06:48 PM   #1
bajaj
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Question how to use linux and windows OS simultaneously


I have both OS. I want to swap both OS. I want to know to how to access my files in windows in Linux OS.
please let me know.
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Old 06-30-2003, 06:53 PM   #2
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well your you can mount your windows drive/partition to access your files in linux.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 07:29 PM   #3
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Linux will be able to read from your Windows partition.
It is possible to open many file types in Linux.
You didn't mention this, but your title seems to imply it, running Windows programs is another matter. Assume you cannot, but this is not completely true.
If you mention the version of Windows and the filesystem you are using (FAT32 or NTFS?) and the Linux distribution you are using, people can mention specific tools you can use to read files from your Windows partition.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 10:19 PM   #4
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I am using windows xp and RH-9 version.
I have got another doubt!
Can I run windows applications in redhat.
Is it possible?
thanks,
bajaj
 
Old 07-01-2003, 12:06 AM   #5
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Use Wine.
It is quite new so it supports very few windows programs but it is a pretty good attempt so far.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 06:29 AM   #6
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but do not trust wine too much it is emulator things can go wrong any time
 
Old 07-01-2003, 07:01 AM   #7
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You can use VMWare. It's a virtual PC. See this link to illuminate your self

The only thing is, VMWare is kinda very expencive. Bochs is another virtual PC. It's opensource and thus free. But it's not as good as VMWare and it's harder to setup.

Last edited by schatoor; 07-01-2003 at 07:04 AM.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 10:07 AM   #8
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but do not trust wine too much it is emulator things can go wrong any time
Wine Is Not an Emulator. You could always try winex, that is supposed have better support.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 11:24 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by nakkaya
but do not trust wine too much it is emulator things can go wrong any time
not an emulator. the very name wine is an acronym for: Wine Is Not an Emulator.

vmware is an emulator, it costs lots of $$$ and is slower than wine.

it's an application compatibility layer, and works great for some apps. many others like photoshop, coreldraw, and large apps don't work.

read this for more info: http://www.winehq.org/?page=myths
 
Old 07-01-2003, 01:28 PM   #10
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actually vmware is a virtualizer
 
Old 07-01-2003, 01:38 PM   #11
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bochs.sourceforge.net
 
Old 08-12-2003, 12:13 AM   #12
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wine is an acronym for: Wine Is Not an Emulator.
Are you sure about that/? I always thought the acronym was for WINdows Emulator.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 01:52 AM   #13
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Guys( and Gals?)

Bajaj question is "can I ran windows applications in redhat?" .We should answer his question first before starting a debate for and against wine,etc.
A simple yes by using wine,vmware or win4lin.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 07:05 AM   #14
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Yes, Yes I agree, lets answer the question first.
OK here goes:
Yes it is possible, sometimes, but maybe not.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 07:54 AM   #15
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A simple yes by using wine,vmware or win4lin.
I am still going to stick with my original answer, "running Windows programs is another matter. Assume you cannot, but this is not completely true..
If someone wants to mention that Wine be checked out, okay. But I think telling a new Linux user who wants to be able to easily use familar Windows programs "just use Wine dude", is setting him up for disappointment.
VMWare and Win4lin both require the installation of the Windows OS, cost money, and are also not a simple answer to the question.
Depending on how much time or money someone wants to spend, any of those may be good answers for them. But I still think it best to realize that Linux and Windows are two seperate operating systems and one can assume that generally one needs Windows programs for Windows and Linux programs for Linux.
 
  


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