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View Poll Results: Windows on Linux App of the Year
Wine 293 42.59%
Crossover Office 139 20.20%
Cedega 131 19.04%
VMware 101 14.68%
Win4lin 24 3.49%
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:32 PM   #31
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I cannot vote here either. I have not had it to work since MDK 8 or so with VM ware.
I'll go with wine when there is a decent Wine Configurator.
And as has been said plenty of times before...
Games are the killer app for linux and getting those same companies to support linux (e.g. IDsoft's Doom3 is great on linux) is better than emulating or 'running' windows stuff.
Old 02-01-2005, 04:14 AM   #32
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Qemu is my favourite, but wine is quite nice as well (although it doesn't work with every windows app).
Old 02-01-2005, 05:35 AM   #33
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Use some old version (3) and W2k, its window is always open on my desktop (a bit slow at my PIII-600/512M -max for 815...). No problem... except maybe the fixed virtual disk size.
Old 02-01-2005, 07:20 AM   #34
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:44 AM   #35
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Crossover office is an exelent app that makes Linux much more acessible for new users.

Looking forward to ver 5.0 with support for Office 2003
Old 02-01-2005, 11:33 AM   #36
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Windows apps actually run better in Win4Lin than in Windows, so it is my choice.
Old 02-02-2005, 12:12 AM   #37
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Crossover is the right thing!
Old 02-02-2005, 08:47 AM   #38
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DeusEx@cedega4.2 only thing I need that involves windows-software.
4.2 is great - and it installs much quicker than windows
Old 02-02-2005, 01:35 PM   #39
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Talking Linux native apps

Agreed that using native Linux applications is the ideal, but what else can you do when there's no alternative that you are comfortable with? Anyway, running Windows apps without the security holes of Windows seems like poetic justice to me
Old 02-02-2005, 02:00 PM   #40
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i have used vm ware extensively and am very happy with it, i use it on a redhat based system, (well fedora now) and use it to run almost all of my windoze needs... i run ftp and web pages from it in side the linux machine, the nice thing about this set up is you can have vmware take snapshots of system status and save them at regular intervals. i nthe event that some one hacks and crashes the vertual windows machine you can simply cut and paste the last system status into the vm windows machine and be back up in less than a minute... i think thats pretty cool. and also the fact that vm ware completely isolates the host system so that it it vertually impossible to hack the host system... (i say vertually because there is always a way to get around security, just noone has found it yet in vmware as far as i know)

anyway thats my choice...... heheh
Old 02-02-2005, 02:44 PM   #41
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I like crossover, easy to install and configure.
Old 02-02-2005, 09:13 PM   #42
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What about QEMU?
Old 03-18-2005, 12:42 PM   #43
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Qemu is the best !
-open source
-not very stable yet
-and now fast with the new accelerator module (mar 2005)


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