Question: Using Windows XP under Linux?
zeldario at wanadoo.nl
Tue Jul 16 16:14:52 CDT 2002
You should go to http://www.win4lin.com/. They have software to let
Windows 95/98/ME run within Linux. Instead of emulating a complete pc,
they use special device drivers. Currently I don't know of any way to
run Windows XP in such a way.
Garrett Serack wrote:
> I'm curious about the feasability and possibility of using Wine as a
> basis for running as much MS code under Linux as possible.
> Let me explain:
> Windows XP (and most of it's ilk before it) don't support remote
> booting, that is using a diskless workstation and booting the OS from
> the network. Linux, of course readily provides that functionality.
> However, switching to linux is not really an option for the majority
> of our work.. We've already got the Windows licenses anyway.
> The question is, if I used as much stuff from Windows XP as possible,
> how complete of OS could be built?
> I was thinking about Usermode linux the other day, how it's like
> having an OS inside of and OS, and there was also the beginnings of a
> Line project( kinda the opposite of Wine, running Linux binaries under
> Windows type of thing...[http://line.sourceforge.net]), and I was
> thinking about if it would be possible to backend Windows itself to
> run under Linux, without requiring stuff like VMware and its kin,
> which are not optimal uses of the native OS, IMHO.
> I'd like to get a Linux/Wine/Windows system running like this. Has
> anyone done that? What are the big limitations? Can it be done
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