Running MS Windows apps

Running MS Windows apps

Post by Stephen Hobl » Thu, 03 Nov 1994 19:26:39



I've just got Linux and a base X windows system running on my PC. Is it
at all possible to run MS-Windows 3.1 applications in the X Windows
environment?                                    

Also, where do I get the MSDOS emulator (in order to read
doublespace drives) as mentioned in the INSTALL.TXT file?

Steve H.

 
 
 

Running MS Windows apps

Post by Oyvind Brusevold - Hst » Fri, 04 Nov 1994 04:15:16


Stephen> I've just got Linux and a base X windows system running on my PC. Is
Stephen> it at all possible to run MS-Windows 3.1 applications in the X
Stephen> Windows environment?

YES!  A WINE (WindowsEmulator) is under development for Linux.  It will be
much like WABI on other systems.  As for the present, you need MS-Windws
installed on a dos drive.  But the goal is to have it running completely
without Windoze.  Check out

http://sunsite.unc.edu/mdw/linux.html

which have lots of links about this.

Stephen> Also, where do I get the MSDOS emulator (in order to read doublespace
Stephen> drives) as mentioned in the INSTALL.TXT file?

At the same place where you got Linux, I guess (no offence).  

Stephen> Steve H.

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1. X windows vs MS-windows 3.1 (MS wins)

Hi Linuxers,

I currently tried to install Xfree windows on my Linux box..
(Kernel 1.0, slackware distribution, 386 sx 16MHZ (don't laugh)
 8 MB mem, 256K VGA card (don't laugh again), vga monitor
(not multisync) )

Using the monochrome X windows driver which requires only 64K of
video memory, I noticed that X windows were very slow compared to
MS-windows..I also had problems moving my mouse while waiting for
a window to open..Also the background screen in X windows was much
smaller than the background screen in Ms-Win...I am not a
windows fan (any kind of windows require a lot of system resources and
fast expensive hardware)..but I think X win could be better..

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                                                       Constantine

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