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Old 02-07-2008, 11:13 AM   #1
abhattacharya
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Hello
i am using FC 6. i have some softwares like matlab, origin etc...which are
window xp compatible. Is there any way to insatll them in FC 6 linux and run them properly? I am keen to know if there is any way out.
Please help me out.
Thanks in advance
 
Old 02-07-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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You can install them in Wine. I don't know how well MatLab or Origin will work in Wine because I've never tried. You can install WinXP in a virtual machine and then install MatLab and Origin inside the VM. You can try FOSS equivalents to MatLab and Origin.

Octave, Euler, and Sage are good alternatives to MatLab. Octave is the most compatible with MatLab. I'm not familiar with Origin, but it looks like you're after a plotting application. There are many for Linux. OctPlot is a good one that is intended to work with Octave. Both Octave and OctPlot are available for Windows as well as Linux so you will be able to stay on a common platform.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 12:33 PM   #3
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Alternative to Wine

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Hello
i am using FC 6. i have some softwares like matlab, origin etc...which are
window xp compatible. Is there any way to insatll them in FC 6 linux and run them properly? I am keen to know if there is any way out.
Please help me out.
Thanks in advance
Wine has the reputation of being a little difficult to manage. For several years I have been using Crossover Office from codeweavers.com. It isn't free but in reasonable and quite easy to use in installing Windows programs in a pseudo-machine it creates for you. Support in good. Not all programs are covered. I use it for Quickbooks (to keep from having to abandon old data as there seems to be no conversion to native Linux accounting programs' data formats). Their website will probably tell you if your programs are supported.
 
  


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