"It's been my dream for months to cast off the chains of
proprietary Microsoft Windows software entirely, and though that
day has not quite arrived, its closing fast. Through the use of
Win4Lin software from NeTraverse (formerly TreLos) I can now run
every Windows application I need under Linux...."
"Interoperation between the virtualized Windows OS and Linux is
also much simplier with Win4Lin than with VMWare's implementation.
With VMWare, you have no access to the virtualized file systems
from within Linux and all file transfers occur through a modified
version of Samba that may interfere with your other SMB sharing. In
Win4Lin, the primary filesystem is just a directory tree under your
Linux partition (ext2, or reiserfs in version 2.0.2), so you can
copy files in and out with no difficulty, even during an open
"Many Linux users, including myself, long for the day when we
can run 100% Open Source software, but until that day arrives
Win4Lin is an excellent and inexpensive way to bridge the gap
between Windows and Linux. If you want to try it yourself you can
download an evaluation copy from NeTraverse. The evaluation license
is good for 30 days and allows you to run the software for one hour
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