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Old 07-14-2003, 11:45 AM   #1
Enigmacomp
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Full Fledged Linux


Hello all

I have a few questions.

1. I want to make the switch over to linux and force my self to learn on it and what not but heres my question. I want to have windoz running virtually in case ill need it for school or something if i can do that what a good free program or a trial program if there are any.

2. Could some one give me a link to explain what and how to use the different linux desktops are such as kde fluxbox and all the others Ive seen around?

3. Could someone give me some info on wine?
3a. It is possible to run dreamweaver on linux right?

4. I'm running a network in my house and i was wondering if linux would automatically pick up on the connections. I have a Linksys router.

6. Have any thoughts or advice for me?

7. Will my sound card work with RH9 it is a 128BIT AW AC97 SRS SOUND (INTEGRATED)

Thanks for all of the help
Eric
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:13 PM   #2
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You can have windows and linux running at the same time and switch back and forth with VMware, but from what I've heard, its not very reliable. You're better off just dual booting, which means when you turn on the computer you'll be able to chooose whether to boot to linux or windows.

Each desktop is different, but they're all quite intuitive. http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/ and htttp://kde.org/ are the homepages of the two guis you mentioned.

Do connect to your network, you'll just have to tell the network card in question to use DHCP (piece of cake).

Wine is still not perfect, but you should see if its DreamWeaver is supported by going to www.winehq.com and looking under supported apps.

~Andrew
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:17 PM   #3
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1. I would just suggest to start off by dual booting. Have a look around the forums, its asked and answered all the time. Most of the emulators like VMware or Win4Lin cost money. Dual boot is probably the most likely way to go in your case.

2. I'm not sure of any links but most desktop/windowmanager sites have a manual on their site. Might want to look around whatever desktop you want to use and their documentation on their sites. I know like Gnome, KDE and many others have manuals online.

3. http://www.winehq.org should have plenty of info. Not sure what your exactly looking for.
3a. Yes, I do believe you can in most cases get Dreamweaver to run using Wine in Linux.

4. No problems there, I run behind a linksys router with Linux boxes and Windows machines, Web/FTP server, NFS, Samba, ssh, and anything else really necessary with no problems.

6. Yeah, what happened to question 5...

7. Its supported and lots of info on the forums and round the net on this card. Its a very common onboard soundcard.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:25 PM   #4
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1. bochs or plex86 are free, vmware costs about $50
2. kde and gnome are both windows-like enough that you won't have a problem. just run some searches on google for wmaker, afterstep, enlightenment and ice-wm, there's plenty of info out there
3. never used wine, but I hear it's easy to set up
3a don't have a clue
4. I assume you mean will DHCP work? Yes
5. ???
6. don't try to use wine or any windows programs, find a linux alternative, only if there is no alternative whatsoever should you try to use a win app
7. yes
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:40 PM   #5
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Thanks for all of the help so far.... dont know where 5 went must have forgot him hehe.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:36 AM   #6
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Re: Full Fledged Linux

Quote:
Originally posted by Enigmacomp
Hello all

I have a few questions.

1. I want to make the switch over to linux and force my self to learn on it and what not but heres my question. I want to have windoz running virtually in case ill need it for school or something if i can do that what a good free program or a trial program if there are any.

2. Could some one give me a link to explain what and how to use the different linux desktops are such as kde fluxbox and all the others Ive seen around?

3. Could someone give me some info on wine?
3a. It is possible to run dreamweaver on linux right?

4. I'm running a network in my house and i was wondering if linux would automatically pick up on the connections. I have a Linksys router.

6. Have any thoughts or advice for me?

7. Will my sound card work with RH9 it is a 128BIT AW AC97 SRS SOUND (INTEGRATED)

Thanks for all of the help
Eric
I don't know if you are still monitoring this thread, but a great solution maybe coLinux (http://www.colinux.org/).

You leave your windows O/S intact and run Linux from within Windows.

Linux shares the network with Windows using either ICS or Bridging. However, you may have a problem getting the network running if you use XP Home and have a Router that uses C Class network addressing (192.168.0).

Other than that it is a pretty neat setup if you need to have Windows and want to understand the basics of setting up Linux, Servers, and Client apps.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 11:05 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by bahamat
1. bochs or plex86 are free, vmware costs about $50
Actually, last time I looked, VMWare cost about $180. Do you know something I don't, because I tried VMWare for its 30 day trial and loved it, but didn't want to pony up that much money. I've never tried plex86, so I'll have to check it out. I've found Bochs to be extremely slow, and there's also QEmu, which I haven't had much time to play with.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 01:06 PM   #8
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Originally posted by btmiller
Actually, last time I looked, VMWare cost about $180. Do you know something I don't, because I tried VMWare for its 30 day trial and loved it, but didn't want to pony up that much money. I've never tried plex86, so I'll have to check it out. I've found Bochs to be extremely slow, and there's also QEmu, which I haven't had much time to play with.
Awhile back VM Ware was $50. After EMC bought them they raised the price.
 
  


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