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Old 04-14-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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virtualbox not working in xubuntu


I desperately want to use Linux (Windows has really annoyed me recently). After much searching, I found Xubuntu. A distribution that looks right for me. Just one problem. I need to use two pieces of software designed for windows (Sigmaplot and Minitab) because my boss uses them. I heard that virtualbox might help. But i cant seem to get it working.

I have downloaded what i think is the correct version of VirtualBox for Ubuntu 8.1, and I assume this should work for Xubuntu 8.1.

Unfortunately when i try to "install" it i get the error "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: llbqt4-network"

can someone please help,

i appreciate your time, thank you
Old 04-14-2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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What you actually want to do is use WINE. 'sudo aptitude install wine'

WINE IS Not an Emulator. It is a full API for running Windows apps on Linux. Both Sigmaplot and Minitab run under Wine on Linux, haivng a Bronze and Gold status but that was some time ago and probably runs a lot better now. for Minitab for Sigmaplot

That might be better than running Virtual Box. Better option IMHO is to use VMWARE Server 2.0 rather than Virtual Box, but each to their own. And yes, VMWare Server 2.0 is free


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