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UnixReview.com: Win4Lin 3.0

Sep 22, 2001, 18:03 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Holman)
"Win4Lin 3.0 is a Linux application that enables installation of the Microsoft Windows 95/98 operating system into a Linux environment. You can run popular Windows programs at native speeds without additional hardware or the need to dual boot. For this review, I decided to install and uninstall the full, boxed version and then install the free trial version to see if there was any difference in performance. The code performed the same in both situations.

Based in Austin, Texas, NeTraverse has come a long way for a one-year-old company. It provides software solutions that enable Windows applications to be hosted on the Linux platform. NeTraverse develops and markets a single- and multi-user software product suite: NeTraverse Win4Lin 3.0 and NeTraverse Server Standard Edition 1.0. The NeTraverse products use technology developed from Unix-based operating systems, notably SCO's Merge technology.

Win4Lin 3.0 is great for students or the home office. It can and should be utilized in a training setting and as a teaching aid for the Linux-impaired. If you follow the directions in the manual, you should not have any problems with this software, though a more complete manual would be helpful. The price is certainly reasonable, especially for the amount of support that comes with the product without additional costs."

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