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    Question Emulate Windows?

    Is it possible to Emulate 'Windows' on linux/bsd ? (i'm sure it's possible /|\ is it available?)

    I've seen it for MAC but not for others?
    yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...

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    isnt wine an emulator for linux that imitates windows i think it imitates versions from 95 to XP i dont think it emulates
    NT though or are you talking about a GUI ?
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    1.Not just the GUI- i'd like to emulate the Operating System on my LinuxMachine.
    2.Was "WINE" the name of the Emulator?
    3.Will emulated windows have a problem storing data files? (ext2 vs. NTFS?)
    yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...

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    yes wine is the name but i have had some problems trying to run games i think apps and stuff should be fine to emulate to
    the website is here

    www.winehq.com/
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    Several options:

    - Wine emulates the Windows API and hence allows you to run (some) Windows programs on Linux. The Windows programs don't know they're running on linux.

    - VMWare, Plex86 and Bochs actually emulate x86 hardware, and hence you can run a "Real" copy of Windows on the emulated hardware. Much more accurate, but slower and requires a real windows licence.

    Wine will not allow programs running on it to store their files on an NTFS partition (until there's a real writeable NTFS driver for Linux anyway) - however they *can* store their data on any other type of partition Linux supports (ext3, etc) without noticing the difference (actually they might "see" it as a FAT or FAT32 partition)

    The hardware emulators will provide a "virtual disk" on which you can run whatever filesystem the version of Windows you use supports. To use native storage you may have to "Network" mount it via samba.

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    The best option in my book is Win4Lin, available from www.netraverse.com. You can install and run your copy of Windows 95 or 98 (*not* Me or 2000/XP) just like if it was running on DOS. Much more reliable than wine, and faster and cheaper than VMWare.

    Only drawback is that it doesn't support DirectX applications and games.
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