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Old 05-22-2004, 02:49 PM   #1
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Linux to Windows in one button?


I have Windows XP and Mandrake 10 at my harddrive.

Is there a program for Linux that can switch Operating systems in one button?


Im using Mandrake and i think ill like to play some games then i press F1 then im using XP.

Thanks for advance
Old 05-22-2004, 02:56 PM   #2
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you can use Win4Lin (, however it's commercial, and I've never tried it.
or play your games with wine/wineX
Old 05-22-2004, 03:13 PM   #3
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I mean when computer is starting up and i choose Mandrake at the start menu. XP could run itself at the background. When i dont feel like to use Mandrake anymore, XP is already at desktop then im switching to XP
Old 05-22-2004, 03:17 PM   #4
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All I could suggest is 2 pcs and a kvm switch. If you load both at the same time on one pc you will have both OSes competing over cpu/memory/hd time - this can't happen.
Old 05-22-2004, 06:02 PM   #5
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You should check out colinux. It can run linux progs on Windows.
Old 05-22-2004, 09:21 PM   #6
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you could also try vmware ( i use it) but it will bw very slow unless you hava an state of art machine ... and it doesnt work with many games (if none at all ) because it was limited directx support


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