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Old 08-25-2008, 02:40 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Tinkster View Post
And another two of your threads merged. Can you
please try to keep your discussions in one place?


Thanks.


Tink
sorry tink i didnt know how to leave thread in same one will try not to do it again saturnrose09
 
Old 08-25-2008, 02:42 PM   #17
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Do you have something against using punctuation (or capital letters, for that matter)?
 
Old 08-26-2008, 11:26 AM   #18
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right, you are using an eeepc with xandros linux.
this isn't old linux, btw.
you should be able to put wine on it.

here is a guide on the subject:
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:wine

PS: wine isn't perfect yet, and wont run every single windows application out there(quite the opposite in fact).
also, if it turns out that wine doesn't do what you need, i dont recommend installing XP on the eee.

Im not trying to offend you but it seems like this is your first linux machine:
dont be put off of linux by the lack of capabilities/flexibility of Xandros, there are better distributions out there - like ubuntu, fedora or debian - and they are all FREE(most of them anyway).

Lee

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Old 08-26-2008, 01:48 PM   #19
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cheers

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Originally Posted by leedude View Post
right, you are using an eeepc with xandros linux.
this isn't old linux, btw.
you should be able to put wine on it.

here is a guide on the subject:
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:wine

PS: wine isn't perfect yet, and wont run every single windows application out there(quite the opposite in fact).
also, if it turns out that wine doesn't do what you need, i dont recommend installing XP on the eee.

Im not trying to offend you but it seems like this is your first linux machine:
dont be put off of linux by the lack of capabilities/flexibility of Xandros, there are better distributions out there - like ubuntu, fedora or debian - and they are all FREE(most of them anyway).

Lee
Thanks Lee That Was Great Help.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 02:01 PM   #20
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i dont recommend installing XP on the eee.
The EEE has a Windows version. It has 16GB flash (and costs more)

Why would it not be possible to put XP on an external USB drive and dual-boot?
 
Old 08-26-2008, 03:58 PM   #21
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im not saying it cant be done - it definitely can be done.
i am just saying i wouldnt advise it due to the eee's slow processor(650/900mhz celeron).
you couldn't have a page file either, due to flash memory-wear.

using a USB flash drive could be incredibly slow and im not sure windows would work properly(having to interface with a usb controller to access C drive sounds a bit dodgy). You would also probably wear out your drive due to the above mentioned flash memory-wear - i dont think windows has any reduced-writes 'mode' like some flash-based linux distros(puppy/feather).


you say you want shockwave. if you mean the player, then you dont need anything, as the eeePC comes with adobe flash(what shockwave is called now) pre-installed.

Lee

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