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Can Linux run MS-Windows 95/98/NT 32bit apps. ?

Posted on 1998-11-28
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I want to break the Microsoft chains (Windows family...)
and I heard that Linux can and does run windows 95/98/NT applications well... even better than the original platform.
Is that true ??? or that leaving Windows behind is still to early to do ?
If not all aplications runs on Linus, what kind do, and is it only Emulation of Windows or a real Windows kernal ???
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by:JBURGHARDT
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There is wine project that will let you use some of win 95/98/nt software and some Dirext 6.0 games

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by:JBURGHARDT
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Look at www.linux.org (projects). You can brake free from microsoft there is lots of software you can use instead of microsoft
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The wine project at http://www.winehq.com will be your best bet at running win32 apps in linux. It's development is very fast, but it still leaves much to be desired. With the exception of games, you should be able to find an adequate replacement for your software that runs natively on linux. The staroffice suite (http://www.stardivision.com/) is completely compatible with office97, and is free for personal use. Also, there is a dos emulation program called dosemu. It will run almost any dos 16bit app flawlessly, and several that require 32bit extended dos. It will also use linux-native networking (IPX, for instance) so you don't have to worry about that on a dos level.
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by:ramsay
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break them chains!


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