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Linux-World Danmark: Win4Lin Desktop 2.0 Review

Feb 20, 2001, 08:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frederik Dannemare)

[ Thanks to Frederik Dannemare for this link. ]

"Win4Lin is a program that allows you to install and run Windows 95/98 under Linux. With Windows up and running (from within Linux) you can easily add all your favorite Windows applications just like you would with a regular installation of Windows. This way you won't have to dual boot your PC between Windows and Linux when you for some reason have to use a Windows program that is not available under Linux. Although Win4Lin will give you the opportunity to run most standard applications under Linux, the more exotic features such as DirectX are not implemented, thus you won't be able to run applications relying on DirectX (such as many games)."

"With Win4Lin a Windows session can be started just as any other Linux process, and you can have Windows running in a window among all your Linux applications in your X session, or you can start a Windows session within its own X session. Because Windows runs as a regular Linux process, it can be killed like any other process, should you need it."

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