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Old 03-20-2009, 02:34 AM   #1
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Run Windows Applications


i am new to linux. i want to have my windows applications run on mandriva linux live 2009.can anyone tell me how to run windows applications.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 03:09 AM   #2
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1st you are much better off switching to Linux equivalents of your software. Tell us what the apps are and we will probably be able to suggest equivalents.

2nd Some windows software can be run by installing wine (it will be in Mandriva's repo), but a lot cannot be run.

3rd If you have a significant amount of windows software that you MUST use and you have a big enough machine your can install VMware (and then install windows inside that).

4th If you HAVE to run a significant amount of windows software you MAY be better off sticking with windows.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 03:15 AM   #3
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When you say "mandriva linux live 2009", are you referring to: running linux from a CD?

I haven't ever tried to run windows programs from live distro before.. but I imagine it would be painfully slow!

Check this list for alternative software that will run natively on linux: http://www.linuxalt.com/
 
Old 03-20-2009, 04:52 AM   #4
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Previous posts are good advice. I'll just add one small thing. If your software is needed, and has no Linux equivalent, and does not run through Wine, then I suggest you try VirtualBox before you try VMWare, for those reasons:
— The free version of VMWare, dubbed *Server* is targetted at servers (no surprise).
— VirtualBox is in the Mandriva repositories, hence easier to install.
— VMWare Server 1.x was nice to use, but the newer VMWare Server 2.x, although nice for servers, is a pain to use for desktops, with lost performance.

Yves.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 07:30 AM   #5
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Sarath, most windows apps have equivalent better linux substitutes... so if you can list what you need and ur distro most of us here can give the packages and how to install instructions.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 08:44 AM   #6
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You also might be interested in Crossover (the commercial port of WINE). They have a free trial available.

http://www.codeweavers.com/
 
Old 03-20-2009, 01:32 PM   #7
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applications

iwant to have cricket2007,vlc media player and can anyone recommend me some antivirus for mandriva live 2009.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 02:02 PM   #8
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VLC should be in mandriva's repo (navtive version).

Not familiar with cricket.

You really do not need any antivirus for Linux. However, there is a good one call clamav, again it should be in Mandriva's repo.
 
Old 03-21-2009, 01:26 AM   #9
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Quote:
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iwant to have cricket2007,vlc media player and can anyone recommend me some antivirus for mandriva live 2009.
cricket2007 uses capabilities of 3d acceleration and directx....

Its more built for windows, so dont expect even crossover(commercial wine) to emulate it for you in linux.

In that case the best thing is to have multiple boot partition one for linux and one for windows, and run these kind of high rendition games on the windows box.

You can install CLAMAV which is very good, infact its damn good as the commercial equivalents for linux.


If you are good at virtualization then you can try virtual box as suggested, if you have centos, you can even try virtualization from centos.

But its a very new area, and not many may be able to help you....
 
Old 03-21-2009, 05:00 AM   #10
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nero

iam most familiar with nero. i have many .nrg files on my system. i want to run them in linux.
 
Old 03-21-2009, 01:09 PM   #11
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There is a native linux version of nero.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 02:35 AM   #12
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iam most familiar with nero. i have many .nrg files on my system. i want to run them in linux.
There is a tool called nrg2iso tool:

http://gregory.kokanosky.free.fr/v4/...rg2iso.en.html

Its safer to have iso images because of their compatibility.

then you can either mount the iso image using the mount command

For the mount command help look here:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/how-to...der-linux.html

If you want to burn cd's from iso use the kde k3b app which is the best that i have tried personally.

Nero linux is not free:

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Deskt...NUX-2506.shtml

http://www.nero.com/enu/store.html

Hope this info helps

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