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10 Great Linux Apps You Might Not Have Discovered Yet

Mar 15, 2010, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"WINE for running Windows apps inside Linux

"WINE is not just any application. Its more like an emulator or program loader, capable of running Windows applications in Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X. Its there so you can't make any excuses to why you can't move to Linux. You can run any must-have Windows-based programs, right inside your favorite distro. Though not every program works with WINE, millions of people use it.

"andLinux, an opposite of WINE

"Want the cost-savings and freedom of Linux inside the familiar Microsoft OS? Well with andLinux, you can seamlessly run Linux right in Windows. You get the best of both world's!

"After the installation, you'll find several apps already installed and available from the system tray icon. You can use apt-get or Synaptic to install any others. You can run the Linux and Windows applications simultaneously. You can even copy, cut, and paste between them.

"andLinux also includes shell extensions for Windows Explorer. For example, Linux apps will appear in the Open With selections. File type associations can also be assigned to Linux apps. There's even support for Windows scripts."

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