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Re: [SLUG] win4lin
- To: Bill Hiley <Bill.Hiley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] win4lin
- From: Jason Rennie <jwrennie@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Sep 25 16:54:27 2000
- Cc: "'slug@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> For those of us poor souls who (occasionally of course) have to run a
> Windows program - does anyone have any experience with 'Win4Lin' and can
> offer any comparison with other products eg. Vmware, Wine etc
I've used Win4Lin, and wine, but i have no experience with vmware.
What apps did you need to run ?
Win4Lin is easy to install ( apart from a kernel patch), and it runs
really well. Last version iplayed with didn;t do sound, directX or WfWG
Wine does do direct X, and sound, and by extension games :)
But for general use, i found win4lin to work better.
However win4lin does require a windows license to use, and you effectivly
run windows next to linux, so you are actually running windows.
Wine doesn't require a copy of windows to work.
Try wine, if it works problem solved, if it doens't then try win4lin.