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Old 10-22-2003, 11:16 AM   #1
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Running Windows/Programs/Games in Nix

Hello, i run 9.2 mandrake download edition, question is, i wanna run my windows using like vmware etc, but i wana find a tutorial or whatever, vmwares page has no like newbie friendly info, any help guys?
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have you thought about using wine. there is an excellent how-to at and at
i was able to run starcraft within minutes of wine install.
Old 10-22-2003, 11:57 AM   #3
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I am using Win4Lin and it was vary easy to install. The only drawback is that it will not handle DirectX, so games that use it will not work. I have played with Transgaming's Winex, but found it's performace to be rather slow, but it has gotten better with each each release.
Tring to use just Wine to install/run most new M$ software probiblt will not work, Transgaming lisened Installshield code to help with installing M$ games.
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Keep in mind that vmware will run MUCH slower than your actual computer.

For example, I run vmware on my laptop (P333 192 Megs of RAM) so I can run Magic The Gathering...and it runs about like a p166 with 64 Megs of Ram...or maybe a 133. Which is acceptable since Magic is an old game....but if you're thinking running the latest wizbang FP shooter with DirectX9 and stuff...forget it.
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Re: Running Windows/Programs/Games in Nix

Originally posted by tripp
Hello, i run 9.2 mandrake download edition, question is, i wanna run my windows using like vmware etc, but i wana find a tutorial or whatever, vmwares page has no like newbie friendly info, any help guys?
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