Solved

I need to know if there is an Emulator for IBM compatible software for LINUX OS

Posted on 2004-10-15
2
197 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I have two pieces of banking software that I would like to be able to use on a linux system instead of a Windows XP, is there emulation software and how does it work...... Thanks for any help........
0
Comment
Question by:georgopanos
2 Comments
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:blkline
blkline earned 350 total points
ID: 12319153
If you want to run WindowsXP software on Linux, and your machine is hefty enough to run it, then you'll want to look at VMWare.  (http://www.vmware.com).   It allows you to create a virtual machine on which you'll run XP  (while still booted into Linux -- we're not talking dual boot here).  Last I checked VMWare was $199

If the software can run on an OS like Win98, then you can use a similar program called Win4Lin, produced by NetTraverse.  (http://www.netravers.com).   It provides virtualization for Win9x.   It has significantly lower requirements in machine power and green energy (about $89).

I have used both of these.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
TRobertson earned 150 total points
ID: 12320207
To run windows software on linux use WINE or the commercially supported version CrossOver Office.  I use CrossOver due to it eases the software installation procedure.  If I can not get the software to run in CrossOver then i always have VMWare installed and I bootup Windows in a virtual machine.
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SSH (Secure Shell) - Tips and Tricks As you all know SSH(Secure Shell) is a network protocol, which we use to access/transfer files securely between two networked devices. SSH was actually designed as a replacement for insecure protocols that sen…
Exception Handling is in the core of any application that is able to dignify its name. In this article, I'll guide you through the process of writing a DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) Exception Handling mechanism, using Aspect Oriented Programming.
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question