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LinuxMedNews: Win4Lin Puts Windows on Linux Desktop

Aug 30, 2000, 07:18 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Saint)

[ Thanks to Saint for this link. ]

"Let's face it, on the desktop it is still a Microsoft world. Windows and the myriad useful programs such as Quickbooks, Lotus Notes and Photoshop, that are unique to it are not going to go away soon. While StarOffice 5.2 is VERY compatible with MS Office, a 100% clone of MS Office on Linux will not be available for some time, if ever. While many believe Linux on the desktop is inevitable, the coming years will be a time of transition. One of the best and least expensive ways to let the two operating systems co-exist and avoid annoying dual-booting is an excellent product from Trelos called Win4Lin which lets you run Windows 9x on your Linux Desktop."

"While not perfect, it has many benefits: 1) Run Windows and MS Office from within Linux without having to dual-boot. 2) A crashed Windows session can simply be re-started from Linux and won't bring the entire system down. 3) Runs as fast as native Windows. 4) Provides a smooth migration path between Windows and Linux. 5) Costs much less than its competitor VMware."

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