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Old 02-03-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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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.

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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.
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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.
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@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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