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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 02-16-2006, 08:20 AM   #31
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VMWare for remote login? Don't you know anything about rdesktop?
Old 02-16-2006, 08:36 AM   #32
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None of them. If and only _if_ I have to use windows, I have an old harddisk in my case, which I can plug in.
Old 02-16-2006, 05:29 PM   #33
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I'm running simple application wine
Old 02-17-2006, 12:31 AM   #34
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Crossover works great, but if all else fails VMware is the choice.
Just dont like having to load it up just to run 1 app
Old 02-17-2006, 07:08 AM   #35
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The emulators aren't good enough for me, so I reluctantly dual-boot. The only Windows apps I use are commercial games, which I haven't a hope of running on Linux.
Old 02-18-2006, 02:02 AM   #36
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I was absolutely thrilled to get Quickbooks working with the latest version of Wine. Have waited years for this. Still can't get usb scanner or twain drivers working though, and I want my Textbridge OCR software to work. After that I'm off MS XP for good!
Old 02-18-2006, 02:23 AM   #37
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Wine is the best!
Old 02-18-2006, 03:12 AM   #38
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Thumbs up Qemu

Booting Linux in Windows rules

VMware Player works great too:

It should work both ways, there is a win & nix download.

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Old 02-20-2006, 02:46 AM   #39
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There are many emulators - Svista, Qemu (free), Bochs (slower, because of CPU emulation, but this is good sometimes, because everything is emulated) and even Virtual Server/Virtual PC (former Connectix Virtual PC - Windows and Mac versions). Under Linux - you know, there are many DOS emulators. Dosbox can run Windows 3.1.
If you absolutely need to run Windows applications - crossover, cedega are very good choices, especially if you want to play Windows game without Linux port.
I can't imagine another reason...
Old 02-24-2006, 02:27 AM   #40
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With the sidenet scripts.
Old 02-28-2006, 02:28 AM   #41
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It's open source.
It's innovative.
It might be the first successful crossplatform API.
Old 02-28-2006, 09:59 AM   #42
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I used to keep a paid for copy of Crossover Office around but wine has because so functional that its no longer necessary. It has earned its stripes as far as my needs (which admittedly is not much.)

Old 02-28-2006, 10:28 AM   #43
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For those who haven't used Crossover Office in the past year, you should check into it. Very nice work, those folks have done. I realize it isn't "free" but is well worth the minimal price, IMO.
Old 03-01-2006, 05:44 AM   #44
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What about... "I use Linux, I don't need no stinkin' Windows!" ;-)

(This is said, of course, with tongue firmly planted in cheek).
Old 03-01-2006, 09:16 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by ajcham
The emulators aren't good enough for me, so I reluctantly dual-boot. The only Windows apps I use are commercial games, which I haven't a hope of running on Linux.
Cedega, will run commercial windows games in linux.

I don't have any use for windows, or windows based applications. 100% linux here.
and 99.95% open source.


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