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gillsman 09-03-2014 04:38 PM

RoboLinux
 
I have been struggling to get Acestream working in kubuntu & have accepted that I will just have to boot into Windows to use it (I have dual booted Windows & kubuntu) but I have just come across a Linux distro called RoboLinux that sems to be able to run any Windows software & indeed Windows itself inside RoboLinux, this seems like a dream come true & the answer to my prayers if it really works, has anyone got experience of this OS & do you think it would be a good idea for me considering my requirements.
Thanks.

joe_2000 09-03-2014 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by gillsman (Post 5231945)
I have been struggling to get Acestream working in kubuntu & have accepted that I will just have to boot into Windows to use it (I have dual booted Windows & kubuntu) but I have just come across a Linux distro called RoboLinux that sems to be able to run any Windows software & indeed Windows itself inside RoboLinux, this seems like a dream come true & the answer to my prayers if it really works, has anyone got experience of this OS & do you think it would be a good idea for me considering my requirements.
Thanks.

Hmm, I have never used it but after taking a quick glance at the website it looks like what they really mean when talking about windows compatibility is running windows in a virtual machine. This is something you can do in any distro, also in kubuntu. Just install virtualbox and you are good to go.

ondoho 09-03-2014 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=robolinux
Robolinux is a user-friendly and intuitive operating system based on the latest stable release of Debian GNU/Linux. One of the project's more interesting features is the availability of a pre-configured virtual machine support pack with Windows XP or Windows 7 - a VirtualBox setup which allows the user to install and run the Windows operating system seamlessly alongside Robolinux.

no rocket science involved.
should work ok, if you can install windows inside that virtual machine.
on the other hand, it's not so hard to do it on any other linux distro.

lleb 09-04-2014 12:48 AM

one MAJOR bit of concern:

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If you want to run Windows XP or 7 inside Robolinux, simply download the Robolinux Stealth VM Software for a tiny donation.
sorry but vmware and virtual box do this for 100% free. why are you having to pay for something that is free, not to mention wine is also 100% free.

now if they are enrolling you in crossover office then that is a different story, but meh. you can do this in any distro for free.

gillsman 09-04-2014 01:38 AM

Thanks guys, I have run it from a live cd & I must say I prefer kubuntu so now Iv'e been told about virtual box I think I will look at going that way.

Many Thanks.

Regards........

Randicus Draco Albus 09-04-2014 01:50 AM

I cannot find out what Acestream is, because apparently the Chinese government is blocking all search engines today. So someone will need to enlighten me as to what this application is that is so hugely important it is the determining factor in choosing an operating system. With a name like Acestream, I am guessing it is a game. Whatever it is, the best solution is neither a change of OS nor using a VM.

If the goal is to change operating systems, because you no longer want to use Windows, adapt to the new system's applications. It makes no sense to switch to another operating system and want to keep using the previous OS's applications. If you cannot live without Windows applications, use Windows.

If you are dual-booting with Windows for the purpose of using the Windows applications and games you cannot live without, continue using your Windows system for that purpose.

:twocents:

jkirchner 09-04-2014 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Randicus Draco Albus (Post 5232148)
I cannot find out what Acestream is, because apparently the Chinese government is blocking all search engines today. So someone will need to enlighten me as to what this application is that is so hugely important it is the determining factor in choosing an operating system. With a name like Acestream, I am guessing it is a game. Whatever it is, the best solution is neither a change of OS nor using a VM.

If the goal is to change operating systems, because you no longer want to use Windows, adapt to the new system's applications. It makes no sense to switch to another operating system and want to keep using the previous OS's applications. If you cannot live without Windows applications, use Windows.

If you are dual-booting with Windows for the purpose of using the Windows applications and games you cannot live without, continue using your Windows system for that purpose.

:twocents:

From their webpage it shows:

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Ace Stream is an innovative multimedia platform of a new generation, which includes different products and solutions for ordinary Internet users as well as for professional members of the multimedia market.

Note: Ace Stream uses in its core, P2P (peer-to-peer) technology, BitTorrent protocol, which is acknowledged as the most effective protocol to transfer/deliver «heavy content».

Ace Stream is more than just BitTorrent client for file exchange via P2P-networks!

The main directions of platform specialization: AVoD (Audio and Video on Demand), Live Stream (live broadcast), localization of foreign BitTorrent traffic, decentralized social networks, and IOTT (Interactive-Over-The-Top).

Ace Stream platform provides excellent audio-visual quality for Internet online broadcasts/shows and the most effective system of storing and delivering audio and video content.

Note: Ace Stream users watch online video with audio-visual quality level ten times greater than quality of video on YouTube (provided in 1080p format) and many times greater than broadcasts/shows of all other existing services of VoD and Live Stream provided by OTT (Over The Top) service operators, which do not use P2P technology.

No existing Live Stream service or standard CDN operator using unicast can provide live broadcast with the same high level quality, for the same number of viewers, that can be provided by the average Ace Stream user from his personal computer using home Internet-channel!
To the OP, I thought this was all solved according to this. I have to agree with Randicus, if you need windows software to the point of installing windows in a VM, you should just dual boot windows. I still have a Zune so I dual boot windows to keep it stocked with music/movies.

Also note, depending on the specs of your machine you may/may not have a good experience with trying to run winows in a VM.

gillsman 09-04-2014 04:15 PM

Thanks for all the replies, I will just keep dual booting, it would appear to be the easiest option.

joe_2000 09-04-2014 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by lleb (Post 5232138)
one MAJOR bit of concern:



sorry but vmware and virtual box do this for 100% free. why are you having to pay for something that is free, not to mention wine is also 100% free.

now if they are enrolling you in crossover office then that is a different story, but meh. you can do this in any distro for free.

I got to say that generally speaking their sales-pitch kind of website and their (in my opinion misleading) promises about 100% windows compatibility and 100% secure virus protection are a bit of a turn-off for me... But again, to be fair I have to say I've never tried the product.

ondoho 09-05-2014 12:59 AM

...and another 2 cent from me (you're going to have a Euro soon!):

after reading the description of acestream, i have to agree with randicus dracus albus.
it's mostly ordinary bittorrenting with the possibility to watch video immediately.
miro has been offering this for years and is available for linux.

ps: personally, i never understood why so-called live streaming is so important.
i much prefer to simply download what i want to watch. with an internet connection broad enough to stream high-quality video, the download itself takes only minutes - start it, make yourself a sandwich, come back and it's ready to enjoy.

jdkaye 09-05-2014 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by ondoho (Post 5232609)
ps: personally, i never understood why so-called live streaming is so important.
i much prefer to simply download what i want to watch. with an internet connection broad enough to stream high-quality video, the download itself takes only minutes - start it, make yourself a sandwich, come back and it's ready to enjoy.

Live streaming makes sense for watching sporting events. You can use sopcast to do that which works perfectly well on linux.
jdk

MOD1T 01-15-2019 06:06 AM

Please Help Locked Out Of Robolinux
 
Hi new here just signed up, been pulling my hair out trying to login to Robolinux, this is say the 6th reboot where it's locked me out, I cannot use my password even if I reset it it's rejected, sick of re-installing everything now, can someone tell me how I can gain superuser priveledges in the live cd to try fsck as I cannot login to that either, if I type su it says password, I tried it empty with passwords of: root/password & Password with robolinux & Robolinux with robo and also with passwd I cannot use my computer right now because it won't boot any windows disc on this fm2 asrock board never buy one.

It's really strange though after rebooting with these Robolinux installs that it keeps on throwing incorrect password every time after a while of successfully logging into the os repeatedly, it only once logged back into a second account which is set with an an openbox window to use only steam as I was having tearing issues in steam and even after that I still am lol every single thing is going wrong for me and I just don't know the password for the Robolinux live cd which some places say leave it blank which is wrong as it doesn't work as a blank password tried it.

I don't know what to do at this point I'm debating pulling the plug and going real deal ubuntu?

yancek 01-15-2019 08:08 AM

Did you read the installation instructions at the robolinux site, link below. The Live CD/DVD/USB has a user live (all lower case letters) and no password. If you have installed robolinux the user and password is whatever you created. It appears to be another derivation of Ubuntu and I expect that it would use sudo rather than su with your primary user password.

https://www.robolinux.org/u9/c-install/

MOD1T 01-16-2019 04:58 AM

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Originally Posted by yancek (Post 5949340)
Did you read the installation instructions at the robolinux site, link below. The Live CD/DVD/USB has a user live (all lower case letters) and no password. If you have installed robolinux the user and password is whatever you created. It appears to be another derivation of Ubuntu and I expect that it would use sudo rather than su with your primary user password.

https://www.robolinux.org/u9/c-install/

Yes I read all of it, the password is not set blank as the live cd asks for a password so it can't be blank it's not every command I try is asking for root


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