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Running Windows Apps on Redhat

Ali Gilani
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hey,

i would like to run Windows applications in or from Redhat. But however wineX only has a small list of compatible applications?? is there a another software, that would let me run say dreamweaver, Flash etc...

if not how about this. i install both windows and linux on a machine, and run windows from Redhat?? is there a sofware that can do this?? if not what must i do? suggestions???

Also suggest book(s) that will enable me to learn everything about Redhat. from basic configuring to registry changes and such

Ali
Joe Ess
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i install both windows and linux on a machine, and run windows from Redhat?? is there a sofware that can do this??

VMWare will run Windows in a virtual machine inside Windows and vice-versa.

Originally posted by ali gilani:

Also suggest book(s) that will enable me to learn everything about Redhat. from basic configuring to registry changes and such

As I said in
this thread, no one book is going to cover everything (and if it did it'd be HUGE). You get much more up-to-date information through the Linux Documentation Project and the user forums for your distro anyway.
When Red Hat Linux was free it had excellent documentation. I'm sure if you paid for RedHat Enterprise Linux you'd get the same level of support. It looks like Fedora, the current Red Hat-sponsored free Linux distribution, has a long way to go to reach that level of documentation.
I am currently using Gentoo Linux and it has some very good documentation and user forums, but it also requires a good understanding of how a Linux-based system works so I would not recommend it as your first choice.


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Jeroen Wenting
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The single best book about Linux is "Running Linux" from O'Reilly.
It's not RH specific (thank the heavens) so it may not be for people who want to clickety clack KDE applications...


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Ali Gilani
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what can VMware exactly do?? do i need to install windows and linux together??

is there some tutuorial out there that can help me? some previous thread???

ALi
Joe Ess
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Are you following any of these links we are giving you?
Ali Gilani
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yes i am.

VMware is expensive and i am just startin linux and dont want to invest too much into it. what do u think about WineX???

is there any other better software??

Ali
Joe Ess
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WineX is an implementation of ActiveX libraries on top of Wine for the purposes of running windows games under linux. It isn't cheap, there's a $5/month subscription. I don't know if it would get you to your goal of running dreamweaver, since dreamweaver isn't supported under wine and I doubt it is because of a lack of ActiveX.
VMware is expensive because it is bulletproof. It would do what you want to do. This is what we call a Standard Engineering Tradeoff (a solution can be good, fast, cheap: choose two).
If you are looking for rock-bottom cheap and fast, you can use Morphix (which I recommended on your other thread) or Knoppix, from which Morphix is derived. They run from bootable CD's so you take the CD out, reboot and you are back in windows.
Another cheap-fast solution would be to "dual-boot" your computer. Install a Linux distro to one partion, windows to another and reboot to change between them. There's more than a few guides on how to accomplish that goal.

Another option: CrossOver Office. $40. Claims to run Dreamweaver under linux.
[ June 18, 2004: Message edited by: Joe Ess ]
 
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