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Re: [SLE] xen versu vmware
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 19:48:08 -0400
  • Message-id: <20060423194808.59b178ee@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 21:02:12 +0100
Stephen Boddy <stephen.boddy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Until Vanderpool and Pacifica are more widely deployed, it's a much tougher
> sell for individual users. Traditionally the great feature of VMWare (for me
> at least) was the ability to run legacy Windows apps in an OSS system, and no
> Wine is frequently not the answer to that conundrum. If I'm limited to OSS in
> my guests, then why not just run it on my host? There are cases where it is
> useful, i.e. testing environments etc, but it very much depends on your
> usage.
I agree that WINE (or Crossover Office) is not the answer for a number
of Windows apps. One possibility is Win4Lin. Win4Lin runs as a user
process, but it runs Windows (either 9x or XP).
(BTW: for the Windows apps I use I use WINE.).
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Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
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