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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Windows on Linux App of the Year
Wine 293 42.59%
Crossover Office 139 20.20%
Cedega 131 19.04%
VMware 101 14.68%
Win4lin 24 3.49%
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Old 12-30-2004, 08:17 PM   #1
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Windows on Linux App of the Year

When you just *have* to run windows.
Old 12-30-2004, 08:32 PM   #2
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crossover is a step in the right direction, however i still think people should learn to use the linux natives
Old 12-31-2004, 03:55 AM   #3
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Crossover is a very professional application. It seems reasonably well supported by the developers. The only "drawback" is that the Office Assistant in Office XP doesn't work.

Old 12-31-2004, 08:15 AM   #4
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i think crossover is the best of them, it really works.
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Old 12-31-2004, 10:09 AM   #5
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I'm actually not voting on this one. I find that Rebooting into Windows is the only one that is 100% reliable. Though I do use Wine and have played with VMware.

I find that my main problem is building VCDs which are a mixture of video-clips and stills, whilst tricking my DVD player into playing non-standard VCDs which use faked headers on SVCD files.

TMPGenc fakes the headers, Nero builds the VCD images. TMPGenc works under Wine but I cannot get Nero to install properly in wine, or to find the Rewriter in VMware.

Oh, and I have a "One-4-All 6" remote control which I control via a JP1 lead to give it extended functions. The program that does this runs in Wine and in VMware, (for editing) but in neither case can it find the parallel port (for uploading) correctly. So that's Windows only.

Apart from that, though, I have no need for Windows any more.

Anyways, I can't afford VMware and once the 30 days are up, that's it!
Old 01-01-2005, 11:11 AM   #6
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It really the best...
Also Crossover is a good app.
Old 01-01-2005, 08:01 PM   #7
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As a gamer, I've to vote for Cedega. It's quite impressive the improvements they've been doing during this time and I applause their efforts to support the newest games around (even that piece of junk that Steam is) for a real affordable price.

I found that in terms of applications, Linux is very well suited and should never be actually necessary to use applications as like these unless in extreme cases or for compatibility issues. With games that is a hole another story though and that's why my vote goes to Cedega.
Old 01-01-2005, 08:29 PM   #8
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Can't believe anyone would take Crossover Office over Win4Lin! I've yet to find anything that Crossover WILL run properly, and I've been buying it with every release of Xandros since 1.0. I keep being underwhelmed by it. Hey, I have a genuine licensed copy of MS Word 97 and Excel 97 SBE, and I can't even get it to LOAD, let alone run (and I've worked with tech support on it as well). I've got an AMD2800 box, and Windows Media player stutters to the point that it is unusable. Runs fine on Win4Lin.

VMWare is good, but it is slow and expensive. Like swatting a fly with an atom bomb. You don't need that much product to run legacy Windows apps.

I have several educational titles for my daughter, and they have all run on Win4Lin without a problem -- including some older educational games. Irfanview is supposed to run on WINE, but I can't get it to load. It runs flawlessly on Win4Lin.

For must-have legacy apps, Win4Lin gets my unqualified vote.

Old 01-02-2005, 01:55 AM   #9
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Wine. It runs perfectly.

Old 01-02-2005, 11:45 AM   #10
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Originally posted by IBall
Crossover is a very professional application. It seems reasonably well supported by the developers. The only "drawback" is that the Office Assistant in Office XP doesn't work.
This must me some strange definitions of drawback that I was not previously aware of Office Assistant stinks!
Old 01-02-2005, 03:55 PM   #11
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:35 AM   #12
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I personally like VMware but it is not free.
So, i am voting for Wine!!!
Old 01-03-2005, 04:27 AM   #13
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Running a honeypot makes having VMWare useful. The only drawback is it's price. And it is a memory hog.
Old 01-03-2005, 01:20 PM   #14
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Didn't vote in this category.

Don't use 'em, don't need 'em, don't want 'em.
Old 01-03-2005, 09:07 PM   #15
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Always VMware.


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