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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


View Poll Results: Windows on Linux App of the Year
Wine 506 50.10%
Crossover Office 88 8.71%
Cedega 63 6.24%
VMware 248 24.55%
Win4lin 7 0.69%
QEMU 79 7.82%
Parallels Workstation 19 1.88%
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:22 AM   #16
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I have been using VMware for most of my windows need (though not the games) but I have stopped using it now. I have completely lost touch w/ windows. Though VMware is still installed i rarely fire it up anymore. still VMware did a good job of keeping me in touch w/ windows when i needed it. so the vote goes there.
Old 01-02-2007, 05:30 AM   #17
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Wine. It has made my transition from Windows so much easier.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:29 PM   #18
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Wine... it seems to run just about anything that I want it to (WinRAR [yeah, I'm too lazy to use unrar], Photoshop CS, Eovia Carrara 5)
Old 01-02-2007, 04:00 PM   #19
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Don't do much in the land of virtualization, but VMware would be it for me.
Old 01-02-2007, 04:30 PM   #20
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I use Crossover Office, but only to get Shockwave to work. Other than that I do not need any windows app, if I did I would still be running windows.
Old 01-03-2007, 01:54 PM   #21
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If you can spare the money, crossover office is by far the best. I use it when I need to fire up ms-office apps. Need speed and reliability.
Old 01-04-2007, 05:24 AM   #22
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I was going to say Parallels as it's cheaper than vmware and supports Macs -- you can now run Linux on a Mac (although as a Guest).

However I'd go for Vmware server as this is a FREE virtualisation product and runs Windows VM's just fine. If you don't need the features of the workstation product just download the vmware server - doesn't cost anything.

So my vote is for VMWARE SERVER.

Old 01-04-2007, 10:45 AM   #23
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vmware is getting better and better in time
Old 01-04-2007, 12:05 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by zyghom
vmware is getting better and better in time
Totally agree, wmware
Old 01-05-2007, 03:22 AM   #25
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Wine! It's getting better and better everyday
Old 01-06-2007, 09:52 AM   #26
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vmware and parallels

They're both wonderful, incredible, apps. I'd voted vmware only out of habit. People who still weren't caught by virtualization addiction should experiment the two!
Old 01-06-2007, 05:28 PM   #27
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wine devs communicate!

When I submit a bug report, I get a notice, and status
report/explanation in reply, and because their work allows me to play vst softsynths in linux in Mepis, Ubuntu, and Fedora6, I cast my vote for wine, and will consider purchase of commercial variants later.
Old 01-12-2007, 08:00 PM   #28
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Jeremy, make a note. Next year, you might consider calling this Virtalization/Emu App of the Year.
Old 01-14-2007, 03:33 AM   #29
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wine and cedega.... I use both of them to play win games... voted for wine because it's free and in too many cases works better than cedega... I only use cedega when I'm too lazy to tweak around wine...
Old 01-16-2007, 06:19 AM   #30
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Currently I run 1 big server split down to 4 independent virtual servers using GSX-SERVER (VMWare) and I think it is excellent.

Wine is good but i find it unreliable and difficult to configure. I'd only use it for running Internet Explorer as I need to test web sites on IE. I find that Wine only really works with old versions of IE and whenever you do Windows update it no longer works. Normally it is faster to boot a VM than it is to tweak wine to work with new DLLs.

Furthemore, you want to set up sendmail/Qmail or any server specific demon but don't have the time/skills? I guarantee you can find an iso that will boot from VMPlayer.

Unless you are a gamer, I think VMWare is the business.

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