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Linux Red Hat 9

Lou Parker
Occasional Visitor

Linux Red Hat 9

I am new to the linux world and have installed red hat 9 and would like to know if there is anyone out there that can assist me in find a top notch window emulator for my system that will allow me to run / use some windows programs whiles running linux? If need be you can email me at lou.parker@hp.com
Thank you.
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Kodjo Agbenu
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux Red Hat 9

Hi,

There are 2 kinds of Windows emulations.

1 - You stay in a full Linux Environment, however you need to launch some few Windows programs. In this case, Wine is your friend (http://www.winehq.com). And Wine is 100% free of charge.
Some distributions (SuSE Desktop) include pre-installed versions of Wine.
On Red Hat 9, you can try to install it by yourself. But the self integration is not so easy.
If you prefer a completely integrated product to emulate most popular Windows programs under Linux, you may want to buy CodeWeavers CrossOver Office (http://www.codeweavers.com) around $74.

2 - You need a complete Windows graphical desktop inside Linux. In this case, you should purchase VMware Workstation (believe me : if you really need this functionality, it worth it !).
VMware wks is priced $199, however you can try it for 30 days to make sure...
http://www.vmware.com for more information.

Good luck,

Kodjo
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Lou Parker
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux Red Hat 9

Thank you very much for the information. This will help to give me a great head start on entering the wonderful world of Linux. I really do appreciate the help. I donâ t have the cash for the costly programs but will try to save up to get the
Lou Parker
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux Red Hat 9

Thank you very much for the information. This will help to give me a great head start on entering the wonderful world of Linux. I really do appreciate the help. I donâ t have the cash for the costly programs but will try to save up to get the
Chris Eubank
Valued Contributor

Re: Linux Red Hat 9