[sf-lug] help with the Microsoft Windows virtualization

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 08:50:51 PDT 2008

There is a fair deal of information about Virtualization (mainly via VMware)
on my blog at http://www.smbtechadvice.com  The vast majority of my work now
adays is server Virtualization and platform integration, so if you or anyone
else has any questions, I would be glad to answer them.  They may also be
good posts to add to my blog since the majority of my readers come by way of
virtualization related searches.

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 11:42 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
> > hi
> >
> > Rick Moen had some good suggestions about using Adobe software under
> Linux
> > that I thought should be posted to the list, particularly since Rick
> > requested the same.  Thanks, Rick, for your suggestions!
> No problem.  Here was a recent follow-up:
>  Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 23:39:55 -0700
>  From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
>  To: Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com>
>  Cc: Daniel Mizyrycki <mzdaniel at gmail.com>
>  Subject: Re: help with the Microsoft Windows virtualization
> Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
> > Yeah, and just today at the end of the day, I was speaking with the
> > science teacher, and he has decided that he is not amused by Adobe,
> > and so he is going to cut back the work to only Photoshop!!  So we are
> > going to be able to use Wine, most likely.  Woohoo!!
> Good news.  Again, it's pretty important to get the version number, if
> you (or people helping you) want to look up the known level of support
> in recent WINE code.
> > AFAIK, Crossover is not free as in beer, as you indicate below, and we
> > have no budget, so we are not going to be able to use it.
> Sure.  A couple of points on that:
> 1.  It's said to be sometimes useful to check compatibility using the
> 30-day trial copy of CrossOver Linux, _because_ it's a good indicator of
> what might well be do-able with WINE given some extra work.  Basically,
> CrossOver Linux is said to be just WINE with a few relatively modest
> improvements, notably in the area of improved installer routines for
> both WINE itself and various applications.  (There are probably some
> other areas of difference, but I'm just not briefed on that.)
> To get the trial copy, you have to supply a deliverable e-mail address
> with your request, so probably you end up (in effect) using up one such
> address for each time you need a 30-day trial.
> 2.  It's also said that you can make WINE a bit more compatible if you
> happen to have MS-Windows, by letting WINE use certain of MS-Windows's
> DLLs
> instead of its own.  See:
> http://www.winehq.org/site/docs/wine-faq/index#MY-APP-DOESNT-WORK-WHAT-CAN-I-DO
> (I should stress that I've personally never used either WINE or CrossOver
> Linux.)
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Ernest de Leon

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