That's what I'll call it, if I decide to get it. It, is a Windows box.
See, Ken has got me thinking. (Thanks Ken, now my head hurts.) I have
a few games that I would like to play, and Wine just isn't doing it for
So a possible solution to this would be to add a windows box to the
network. But like Ken, I don't really know where to put the damn thing.
I then thought that I could just stick it in a closet, and connect to it
with VNC, or some other remote desktop tool. Who knows, does windows
search for a monitor at boot, and just continuously reboot itself if it
fails to find one? We know it needs the GUI to run, so I guess this
might be a possibility.
So just for kicks, I tossed 98 on a machine, and connected to it with
VNC and started messing around. Installed WSFTP, Mozilla, WinZip, you
know, all of those tools that come with a default *nix install, but not
The machine hung. Shit. Now what do I do. Well, since the machine is
right next to me, I just had to mash the reset button. Waited 3
minutes, and was back in business. But I got to thinking, what if this
happens, and I have the damn machine clear on the other side of the
house. Do I really have to walk clear across the house every couple of
hours just to reset the 'assimilator'? No, that just won't do.
I am going to do some more research on WINE, and get the thing to work.
I figure if I am getting 'missing lib' messages from WINE, eventually I
can fix them and be able to play Commandos 2 and DeltaForce from within
Linux. It seems to be the only solution that will work for my
oops, I busted my damn sig...again