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boutrosboutros 01-19-2004 05:50 PM

Slack and Windows at same time???
 
Hello,

Pardon my ignorance but i have to ask this... I am aware that there are windows emulation programs such as wine for linux. But is it possible in some way to have both windows and linux booted..for ex Slack and w2kpro, and be able to switch between the 2 on the fly sort of.

i didn't have alot of luck with wine, and emulation just didn't seem the way to go. I will either just run 2kpro or Slack. But then i thought that would be great for me if there was some sort of fast switch/boot type thing for 2k/slack

Thanks alot,
Boutros

XavierP 01-19-2004 06:20 PM

In Windows, you could use Cygwin.

In Linux, you could use VMWare.

Both allow you to run one OS inside the other. Obviously, there will be performance degradations whichever you decide. And VMWare isn't free.

ash4stuff 01-19-2004 06:29 PM

maybe posible with some dual processor computers with a lot of nonstandard hardware, but for normal people, I dont think its posible ;), maybe when all OS are advanced HURD like.

Dual booting, or If you have a fast computer (and some cash), you can use a VM with almost no performance loss for normal production work, not good for playing games or so.

www.vmware.com

If seen some opensource VMs, but not sure how mature those projects are.

Misel 01-19-2004 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by XavierP
In Windows, you could use Cygwin.

In Linux, you could use VMWare.

Both allow you to run one OS inside the other. Obviously, there will be performance degradations whichever you decide. And VMWare isn't free.

Cygwin only gives you a Linux/Unix like environment in Windows but not "the true experience" ;)

But there's also VMWare for windows in which you can run Linux ;)

XavierP 01-19-2004 06:39 PM

Yes, you could run VMWare in Windows, but if you want the experience in Win, then why pay for it? ;) Either way would give a degradation in performance, I'd stick with a dual boot. Far less chance of one OS interfering with the other.

thegeekster 01-19-2004 06:46 PM

Hehehe.............I asked that same question in another forum quite a while back :D

Whatever you decide to do, I recommend installing Cygwin in Windows, anyway. It has all the basic 'N!X tools available that is sorely lacking in Windows to make life easier. The cygwin.dll, which is the heart of Cygwin, also does a better job running 'N!X apps than running Windows apps under Wine in Linux, IMO..................And I agree that dual-booting would be the best option. :)

boutrosboutros 01-19-2004 06:58 PM

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for all the great info. VMware looks pretty nice, but for 3c's i'll just reboot!:) I currently have a triple boot system goin..2 linux flavors(actually Slack x2-1 to screw up anyway necessary:) and one to use) and Windows but i thought i would ask just in case.

Peace,
Boutros

reclusivemonkey 01-20-2004 01:00 PM

For the heck of me I can't remember the name but there is a program which allows you to load your entire operating system into RAM rather than the hard disk. Its capable of running about 10 OS I think, and its supremely fast (well according to the marketing bumf) at switching OS's. Its quite expensive I believe, but I think it would do what you are looking for as well as anything. If only I could remember the name...

XavierP 01-20-2004 01:02 PM

I think you are thinking of VMWare.

reclusivemonkey 01-20-2004 04:17 PM

Nope I think I am thinking of HyperOS... ;-)

http://www.hyperos2002.com/

reclusivemonkey 01-20-2004 04:20 PM

But unfortunately it doesn't do what you want :-( It was a long time ago when I saw it...

NancyWhiskey 01-20-2004 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by boutrosboutros
Hello Everyone,

Thanks for all the great info. VMware looks pretty nice, but for 3c's i'll just reboot!:) I currently have a triple boot system goin..2 linux flavors(actually Slack x2-1 to screw up anyway necessary:) and one to use) and Windows but i thought i would ask just in case.

Peace,
Boutros

If you can live with an older version of VMWare give this a try.

thegeekster 01-21-2004 07:22 PM

Cygwin/X
 
Hey Boutros,

Just discovered that Cygwin now has a port of XWindows to the MS Windows platform, called Cygwin/X. Not exacltly what you were looking for, but thought you might like to check it out....................Just remember that Windows is not as fast as Linux to begin with, so don't expect great performance. Since I've chucked Windows out the door a short while ago, I can't say if it's stable or not.........I do know that Cygwin itself worked great when I was using Windows, so it might be worthwhile checking out.

:)
---thegeekster


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