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View Poll Results: Windows on Linux App of the Year
Wine 193 36.42%
WineX 87 16.42%
Win4lin 62 11.70%
CrossOver Office 75 14.15%
VMware 113 21.32%
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Old 11-20-2003, 02:49 PM   #16
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the support at netraverse is great, not to mention the product, works fine for everything i need it to do, and at a reasonable price. I tried VMware, and I liked it, but you just cant beat win4lin's price.
Old 11-21-2003, 10:21 AM   #17
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I listed my uses for Win4Lin/Windows but realize that I did not give
my rationale for choosing Win4Lin over other solutions:

I think wine's a great idea whose time has yet to come for my purposes.
I couldn't get wine to work. I put too much time in for too little
satisfaction. Almost working isn't working. Crossover Office is
clearly for MS Office fans. I like Excel and dislike (intensely dislike)
Word. Crossover doesn't seem likely to support WordPerfect any
time soon. I doubt it will ever support my camera's format conversion
software or my scanner's twain driver. Intuit's ill-advised adoption
of a DRM lock on TurboTax last year required the folks at Netraverse
to quickly react and put out a Win4Lin response to that lock. They
were typically superb under fire and have my thanks for letting me
do my taxes under TT under Win98 under W4L under linux. Lots of
layers working seemlessly.

VMWare is technologically terrific but the last I heard things
don't work at near-native speed. The cost makes it seem more for
someone who needs to run multiple Win-versions
including NT-based OSs. Ideal perhaps for developing or testing or
reproducing tech support issues on different platforms or somesuch.

I don't play games so I don't care that Win4Lin is not a hot gaming
Old 11-23-2003, 06:21 AM   #18
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: right behind the moon
Distribution: gentoo
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the guys from crossover office did a real nice job ...
Old 11-25-2003, 11:45 PM   #19
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Registered: Aug 2003
Location: VA USA
Distribution: Mandrake/DeLi/Peanut/Smoothwall
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Win4Lin (with WinME {groan}) for spouse's geneaology programs.

Anyone else still use DOSEmu with FreeDOS for running legacy programs?
Old 12-01-2003, 07:52 AM   #20
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Gurnee, IL
Distribution: Mandrake
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I use it on Slackware for Word, Access (for school) and the occasional web site that refuses to work with any Linux/GNU based browser. I should just boycott the site.
Old 12-01-2003, 11:00 AM   #21
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Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Illinois, United States
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
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What about plex86 or bochs?
Old 12-07-2003, 08:23 AM   #22
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10, Windows XP Pro
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I use VMware when I just have to open my windows
Old 12-10-2003, 01:50 PM   #23
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Crossover rocks if all your Win apps fall into it's support categories.
I use MS Money, so Win4Lin rock for me.
Old 12-16-2003, 12:31 AM   #24
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Well it used to be Wine, then I upgraded to Fedora. Idiot security patched kernel, I tried the fixes, they all fail miserably. I could try other things but why the heck should I pay to run Windows? Is that not lame? Pay to run the most annoying OS out there? Iyiyiyiyiyi... Oh well, maybe RedHats working on a fix.
Old 12-17-2003, 05:50 PM   #25
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware, ClusterKnoppix, Gentoo
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They all suck.
Old 01-06-2004, 05:43 PM   #26
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Long Beach, CA
Distribution: Debian
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Wine is the only one that I have used, so that's where my vote went.

I have heard decent things about Win4Lin, but haven't used it.


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