Bonj wrote:I need Windows emulated so that I can run some proprietary software I've been using (mainly Dreamweaver) alongside open-source apps (such as the GIMP). I know I could have a dual boot system, install the GIMP and other apps in Windows, et cetera, but a less awkward setup would be nice (I would rather use Linux!).
bof wrote:I had it for a 30 day trial period and found it worked ok but paying cash seems to be going against the Linux ethic.
towy71 wrote:bof wrote:I had it for a 30 day trial period and found it worked ok but paying cash seems to be going against the Linux ethic.
The Linux ethic is not against paying for software but rather the freedom to use the software,
noun [C usually singular] SLANG
a way of avoiding doing something difficult or unpleasant that you should do, or the excuse that you use to do this:
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
Steogede wrote:>> Your solution is a two-PC system, connected via a KVM and Samba.
That is if you have a spare PC and KVM.
This seems to me to be upside-down. You should start with what you want to do, then choose the appropriate tools to achieve it. Don't start with the tool then try to make it do something it wasn't designed for. That's the very complicated way to failure.
I had never heard of DWT before, but it seems like a horrible idea. Compared to dynamic includes that you could do using SSI or PHP or anything else.
Bonj wrote:As for virtualization, I've got it. It even works. But it doesn't work with Samba, and for all the time I've spent troubleshooting it, I don't think I'll be able to change that anytime soon (and without it connecting, I can't transfer files from the host OS to the guest OS).
Bonj wrote:I've got Samba working on my machine, and I've got virtualization working via QEMU, but the two don't connect. I think I may have heard that this problem isn't as prevalent on WINE, though I haven't done any real research in that area (which I will do if CrossOver Office doesn't work).
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