View Full Version : free windows emulator ?
09-29-01, 09:56 PM
I saw Win4Lin not long ago, and, just wondering, is there any free version of something like that (that shows the desktop and has alot of compatibility ?)
Virtual PC has a free trial and wine (LATEST VERSION!) should work for ya.
Win4lin www.netraverse.com has a downloadable version of win4lin all you have to do is fill out some info. VMWare I think also has a trial available. So check em out.
10-02-01, 10:43 PM
Ok as far as I know Win and Linux4win are two different things you can down load most any Linux product for free and I know that Mandrake 8.0 has Linux for Win in it. Just boot windows and run the Mandrake 8.0 Cd #1 and it will display a box then click the Linux4Win and go from there. I have never used it though.
Win4lin, allows you to run Windows, 95.98/SE, ME within a window inside the KDE or Gnome or any other X-Window interface on Linux. The only drawback of Win4lin is it does not support Direct X as of yet. But they are working on it. Hopefully that helps a bit. Win4lin will allow you run basically everything but windows games. =(
Linux 4 Win is a Mandrake thing, what you have to do to enable it is this, reboot with Setup disc one in your cd-rom drive. When the setup program window pop's up hit F1, then type in LNX4WIN at the command line.
What this will do is install Linux into a folder within your fat Partition called LNX4WIN. It will also set-up your boot manager to include the option of booting Windows or Linux (Linux is the default choice) The beauty of this system is it allow's you to run Linux on a completely FAT32 Type system without a worry of messing up your Partition's or losing any program information.
Hope this clears it all up a bit ?
10-02-01, 11:19 PM
How stable is it I have never used it.
10-03-01, 03:36 PM
Thanks for your help ! Really appreciated !
07-09-03, 03:09 PM
I just looked at Win4Lin's web site and it looks like buying a license code is required. If I don't buy a license code does it work on a demo basis, or does it just not work at all? Anybody know?
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