"Two products, one in its infancy and one offered by an
established company, aim to do away with the popular option of dual
booting to run Windows applications on your Linux
"VMware Workstation for Linux, which allows users to run
multiple virtual computers on a single PC, now has competition,
with members of the Plex86 project announcing last week that they
have successfully run Windows 95 on top of Linux Mandrake.
(Attacking the issue of running Windows programs from another angle
is the Wine project, which doesn't run Windows, but allows Windows
programs to run on Linux and Unix.)..."
"Backers of both projects tout the "virtual machines" concept as
an alternative to dual-booting Linux and Windows, and VMware has
marketed its Linux version, which has been sold since May 1999, as
a tool for developers, QA testers, and others who have to test
applications in more than one operating system environment. But the
virtual machines products are also finding fans among users who
just want to run an application or two that aren't available in
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