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BIG_Yack 02-03-2009 09:53 AM

Software on Windows

Firstly, I'm sorry not for searching for the same topic fist. Then I'm sorry if I didn't post to the right category.

There has been many spoken and done about running Windows applications on Linux (with Wine and so on...), but what about vice versa?

I found a great Linux app, which is yet not ported to Windows. Yes, I know - I just could install Linux, but the circumstances don't give me that option.

So, what should I do?

Thank you for your futher help and replies.


colucix 02-03-2009 10:21 AM

If you really don't want to wipe windows off your machine ;) you can try to install Linux in a Virtual Machine environment. I can suggest VirtualBox, which is easy to install (they provide Windows binaries), easy to configure and easy to run.

MensaWater 02-03-2009 10:22 AM

You can install Cygwin which runs Linux apps under Windoze box. You then install the apps you're interested in under Cygwin.

I've used it to allow sshd to work to a Windoze box.

BIG_Yack 02-04-2009 09:39 AM

@colucix: Yes, I am familliar with virtual machines (I use VMWare). But I am asking this for a friend that isn't (familliar with virtual machines).

@jlightner: Thank you! That was just what I was looking for. I will test it in future and post "my results".

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