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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


View Poll Results: Windows on Linux App of the Year
Wine 500 53.94%
Crossover Office 105 11.33%
Cedega 78 8.41%
VMware 157 16.94%
Win4lin 19 2.05%
QEMU 68 7.34%
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:18 PM   #16
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Debian Etch
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I vote for wine, it has improved alot lately
Old 02-01-2006, 06:13 AM   #17
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Distribution: Arch Linux, Gentoo Linux, Ubuntu, Debian
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Originally Posted by jeremy
When you just *have* to run windows.

hmm.. try to find an alternative
Old 02-01-2006, 11:33 AM   #18
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: Breezy Badger
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I vote Wine as a huge amount of effort has been put in recently to get rid of bugs whilst still adding huge numbers of features. It is very rare nowadays that I can't get a program to do anything on it, and a fair few work perfectly now. With the addition of the winecfg tool and different configurations for different programs, Wine has become fairly nice to use. Also, it integrates better than any emulator and allows Windows programs to be ported to Linux.
Old 02-01-2006, 01:07 PM   #19
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Scotland, UK
Distribution: Kubuntu 9.10, ubuntu 8.04.2 server
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i would vote wine but, qemu with the acceleration does what i only need windows for, my mp3 player.
Old 02-01-2006, 02:12 PM   #20
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: North of the Border
Distribution: Gentoo & Debian
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I am new to Win 4 Linux type apps and my first try was with WINE and I was pleasly surprised so I voted for that. I may have to try a few of the others on the list
Old 02-01-2006, 02:41 PM   #21
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Lynden, WA
Distribution: Fedora Core 4 and Fedora Core 4 64bit
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Wine. it is fun playing some windows based games in a linux enviroment.
Old 02-01-2006, 03:51 PM   #22
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Distribution: Mandriva mostly, vector 5.1, tried many.Suse gone from HD because bad Novell/Zinblows agreement
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What about colinux? If one "has to run another OS", but still want linux there...
Old 02-03-2006, 08:47 AM   #23
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Location: england
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Er, Cygwin.

Oh no that's the wrong way round.
(or is it the *right* way round?)

Me, I never want win apps on linux.
But perl and a shell is useful when
I must use DOS against my will.
Old 02-04-2006, 09:07 AM   #24
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Registered: May 2005
Location: Gibsonton, FL
Distribution: Gentoo, Slackware
Posts: 24

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Wine is great

Wine cause it has none of the HAL and/or CPU emulation crap of anything else, and doesn't need WinDOS files like Win4Lin. Also did I mention cause it's really fast?
Plus i can play StarCraft in a window.
Old 02-06-2006, 02:04 PM   #25
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Location: Mexico City
Distribution: Fedora, Ubuntu & Mint
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Wine made some impressive strides, especially in the second half of the last year...
Old 02-07-2006, 02:05 AM   #26
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Valby, Denmark / Citizen of the Web
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
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Voted for VMWare because it can not only be used for Windows programs, but also for useful things.
Old 02-07-2006, 07:49 AM   #27
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The oldest one fellows. I just love it.
Can anyone give me more reasons for another one.
Old 02-07-2006, 09:16 PM   #28
Registered: Jan 2004
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CX supports the accounting apps we need with our business quite well. They made the linux switch possible for us. What more can I say? (VMWare started us with the switch, but it was too resource hungry).
Old 02-16-2006, 02:42 AM   #29
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Wine. The guys made a good job with their last release. The second choice would be CrossOver.
Old 02-16-2006, 08:10 AM   #30
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crossover and wine

If it weren't for codeweavers, wine would probably be dead. I have been running crossover since it's first release and I think the product rocks.

The last time I looked at VMware it was way too expensive. I haven't looked into it for a few years, but last time I checked it was over $300. For that price I can dual boot thank you.


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