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Old 02-02-2004, 11:37 AM   #1
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Penguin-does For Windows Under Linux


Has any had any experience with the software "Penguin-does" distributed by "eAnthology"? It will supposedly run Windows programs under Linux.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 12:42 PM   #2
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You've got it backwards. Penguin-Does supposedly runs Linux apps on Windows. If you're looking to run Win apps on Linux check out WINE or Win4Lin. Otherwise I'd suggest something like cygwin (which works quite nicely, and is developed by the FSF). Cygwin is included, along with a *ton* of other Free Software, in the GNU Win distro. Here's a link --> http://gnuwin.epfl.ch/
 
Old 02-02-2004, 12:47 PM   #3
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Hi.

winger wrote:
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"eAnthology"
I may be mistaking (please correct me) but isn't this the same company that caused a lot of problems on windows machines by installing spyware with their "web accelerator".

Anyway, I think you should stick with the known projects for running windows apps on Linux:

Wine runs almost everything (some better than others), CrossOver Plugin runs QuickTime, Windows Media Player, and Shockwave. and finally WineX for the games.

Also, It seems that the "Beta" version of "Penguin-does" is an ".exe" file so i'm guessing that this is for running Linux apps on Windows, for this I recommend Cygwin
 
Old 02-02-2004, 10:51 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. I reread their ad and you are correct, I did get it backward. I am looking for a simple way to run Windows in Linux as I have many years of data in Quicken that I can't give up.

I tried to use Wine but I could never get it to work. I am using Mandrake. I couldn't find Wine in a Mandrake RPM and I am yet to have any success installing anything from a .tar file.

I don't know anything about the company, I just saw their ad in one of those upper boxes on this site.

Bill
 
Old 02-03-2004, 12:42 AM   #5
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VMWare is far and away the best way to run Windows on Linux. Unfortunately, it's also the most expensive if acquired by legal means.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 02:10 PM   #6
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You might what to look into http://www.codeweavers.com/ for a product called Crossover. It is awesome and lets you run windows apps on your desktop using wine.

I purchased a version a while back and it works real slick for people who have "must use" windows applications under linux.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 03:59 PM   #7
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As I was just discussing the other day in another thread, you can import data from Quicken into either GnuCash or KMyMoney. KMyMoney is a KDE-based application (which I prefer), but may not be as stable for feature-full as GnuCash. Try both out and see what you think.

GnuCash -- http://www.gnucash.org
KMyMoney -- http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net/

It's always a much better idea to use native Free Software, then to run proprietary software through an emulator :-)
 
Old 02-03-2004, 11:28 PM   #8
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I tried GNUCash. I think the program might be fine for someone who used it from the beginning, but it did an incredibly bad job of converting my Quicken data files. I have about 15 yrs of data and it is pretty complicated. It would have taken days to correct, if were even possible.

I will look at KMyMoney if I can find a Mandrake RPM. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have never had any success installing a .tar file.

Thanks for the suggestions.

winger
 
Old 02-04-2004, 01:44 AM   #9
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15 years?!?! Man, they must have some pretty sticky tax laws in Florida.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 02-04-2004, 02:53 AM   #10
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I'm not quite sure what you mean by "installing a .tar file". If you mean extracting, that should be simple. If it's just ".tar" then do "tar xvf filename.tar". However, I assume you mean compiling source code, as tar (or usually something like ".tar.gz") files usually contain source, rather than precompiled binaries. I've found a lot of problems with source compilation are simply missing "-devel" packages. These packages contain neccessary headers that software needs to compile. A lot of people just leave the entire "Development" branch unchecked in Mandrake, which causes all kinds of probs. In fact, with Mandrake, if you leave this branch unchecked you won't even install gcc, which (as a compiler) is absolutely essential to source compilation.

Anyhow, I'm sorry GnuCash didn't work out for you. I've honestly never used Quicken before, so I've never tried the import feature on GnuCash. Besides KMyMoney, you might also want to check for the *latest* version of GnuCash. It seems to be a fairly active project (2 months between last two releases), so functionality may have improved since the last time you used it.

Hope something works out for you.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 11:57 AM   #11
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tk31337: Thanks for the suggestions. I will check them out as soon as I get a few quiet hours. I have no idea what I did or didn't install.

I am inexperienced with Linux and may be using incorrect terms. It seems that installable programs that are not distribution dependent end in .tar.gz. The Wine program I tried to install is Wine-20030709.tar.gz. I also tried "Gimp" and a couple others. They all wound up requesting multiple dependencies I could not supply.

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Cerbere: The problem is with securities, No matter the length of time it is required to go to the original purchase to establish the basis. The same with real estate, even your personal residence.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 02:40 PM   #12
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stay away from eAnthology. it's nothing more than bloated spyware/adware--i have to remove it every day from computers i work on that it hoses up.
 
  


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