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Old 04-30-2006, 03:03 AM   #1
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Is there any possible program to run Linux applications and programs in windows OS?


Is there any possible program to run Linux applications and programs in windows OS?
If there is where can I get it? Tanx
 
Old 04-30-2006, 03:27 AM   #2
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check out cygwin
 
Old 04-30-2006, 03:59 AM   #3
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If you dont want to use virtualization, then Cygwin and MinGW might help you.

Otherwise VMWare, Bochs, etc. (virtualization software) may suit you.

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Old 05-01-2006, 08:53 AM   #4
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Is it possible to play Linux games in windows by using Cygwin, VMWare, Bochs..etc… ???
What is the best program to install Linux games and play games?
 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:47 AM   #5
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With the answers you have already been given, I suggest you search Google using the specific name of the game you want to run plus (eg) Cygwin. I would not think this is a very common question.

something like VMWare lets you run **Windows** on Linux--then you run you game on Windows.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 08:43 PM   #6
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Running a game using a virtualization software like VMWare is not impossible. But the additional computaion would makes it prohibitively slow.

If you are considering Cygwin, see these also. Cygwin/X and KDE on Cygwin.

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Old 05-02-2006, 08:54 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ephraim76
What is the best program to install Linux games and play games?
Linux!

I don't know why you would bother trying to run a Linux game in windows... it seems pointless...

KC
 
Old 05-02-2006, 10:02 PM   #8
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as with any emulator(unless its as simple as NES), no matter what platform it is, hardware acceleration support is quite poor.
Linux emulation is a worst case scenario since it is the least standard platform. it is simply impossible to emulate every linux program due variation of how they are written (thats the whole point of linux, users being able to modify stuff).
windows is a better gaming platform, it is undesputed. windows has far stricter standards, and therefore is much easier to emulate.
either way, it is far better to just use one or both, but not mix them.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 10:06 PM   #9
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oh yeah, btw if there is a linux game, chances are it also has a windows version, there is tuxracer for windows, there is openttd(Transport Tycoon Deluxe)... i mean since the code is not a secret, it is or probably will be compiled for windows.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 11:31 PM   #10
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Can Topologilinux install Linux games?? I'm trying to search for the best emulator to install Linux Games.. Topologilinux also known as Linux inside Windows.. But it does not effect the performance of the Windows system to run Linux game?

http://www.topologilinux.com/index.php?menu=3

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