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Re: Trying Win32 code on Linux

by bikeNomad (Priest)
on Aug 14, 2001 at 21:55 UTC ( #104843=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Trying Win32 code on Linux

The easiest way to test on multiple OS's without re-booting has got to be VMWare. This allows you to run an OS in a virtual machine under another. For instance, on the few occasions I need to use Windows, I just click on my KDE desktop icon for VMWare, and up pops NT, running in a window on my Linux desktop. There's a fast suspend, so I don't even have to wait for NT to boot. You can use raw drive partitions, or make virtual drives using the host filesystem. There are versions that run under various Unixes including Linux, as well as under Win2K and WinNT 4.0.

So you could do the same thing under Win2K: click, and up pops a Linux session.


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Re: Re: Trying Win32 code on Linux
by zebedee (Pilgrim) on Aug 16, 2001 at 12:50 UTC
    Thanks for the feedback.

    ZipSlack is working a treat for me - just set up a FAT32 partition, copy the files, boot off a floppy (under NT/W2K - the only painful part ... will have a look at ??? LILO ???. On my Win98 laptop I can just have a shortcut that restarts in DOS mode and runs linux.bat) I even got X working last night (personal first!)

    The problem with the "find an old machine" routine is that I haven't got any knocking around and with a hungry nipper there isn't enough money going round to buy another box. Well, I need the money to buy Linux books to read on the train!

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