[svlug] Linux on the desktop...

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Tue Jun 10 15:07:33 PDT 2003


on Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 01:44:14PM -0700, Jeremy Zawodny (Jeremy at Zawodny.com) wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 01:12:17PM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> > begin Rafael Skodlar quotation of Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 01:02:20PM -0700:
> > 
> > > Why not try commercial middleware that allows you to run windows
> > > programs on Linux? VMware works OK, not on the latest RH9.0 for example
> > > but the end user doesn't need to have the latest OS anyway.
> > 
> > Well, if you want to try to make a  list of ways to have Win32 and
> > X applications on the same display at the same time, it could get
> > pretty long:
> > VMWare
> > 
> > CrossOver Office
> > 
> > VNC
> > 
> > X server for Win32
> > http://www.starnet.com/
> > 
> > Citrix
> > http://www.citrix.com/site/SS/downloads/index.asp
> 
> Plex86
> 
> Bochs

Neither of the above perform in sufficiently less than geological time
to be of practical use in an office environment.  Useful engineering
tools for total software system emulation, yes.  Practical office
productivity tools:  no.  *Don't* recommend tools you haven't tested,
particularly if they're unsuitable.

> Wine

Largely similar to CrossOver (above), though lacking some spit and
polish.

Peace.

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