Netraverse Win4Lin in trouble or out of busienss?

B. Joshua Rosen bjrosen at
Tue Aug 28 08:33:48 CDT 2001

I run Synplify under Win4Lin which uses Flexlm. You have to put the
path to the license server in autoexec.bat and then you're golden. BTW
the beta for Synplify on Redhat 7.1 just came out so it's no longer
necessary to run it emulated.

In article <3B8674F4.7080908 at>, "Duane Clark"
<junkmail at> wrote:

> Peter McConnell wrote:
>> Jethro wrote:
>>>Well, others have speculated that vmware may be trying to run their
>>>competition out of town, which is probably true to some extent.
>>>You got win4lin to run on a 486? I've tried kde with mandrake on a 133
>>>mhz machine and any gui stuff is unbearably slow. What window manager
>>>are you using? If I could get win4lin to work on my 133, they might get
>>>another sale because that'd make my old computer useful again. (windows
>>>runs much faster on my 133 btw)
>> Blackbox icewm Another level or window maker have it on speed for
>> window managers
>> Try with these packages siag (spreadsheet and word processor) xfm(file
>> manager)
>> As far as win4lin. if you have the windows dlls wine runs word excell
>> and windows media player 6.4 (and as a plugin for netscape 4.08). I
>> cant imagine having a need for vmware or win4lin.
>>                                                              Peter
> The main place where vmware will probably always be needed, at least by
> me, is for programs that use VXDs. In my case, software that uses
> flexlm, or some other licensing scheme. And there are still a couple of
> regular windoze programs that don't work right under wine :-) Though I
> must say the rate of improvement, except for performance:-( , in recent
> months has been quite dramatic, despite the occasional "bloodbath" on
> CVS.

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