Distros and Desktops, almost OT
harryupfranz at gmail.com
Mon May 20 07:44:42 UTC 2013
Using vmware is as easy as vbox. If you find some compatibility issues just
try the alternative and you might solve them.
In my experience wine and wineasio are working perfectly, to be specific,
Reaper and OpenMPT are very stable, and moreover with wineasio there is
almost no noticeable latency.
It is indeed much work to set wineasio (requiring the vst sdk and others),
but I found a fast way to do it. Just add the kxstudio repos and install it
with synaptic package manager or ubuntu software center.
Finally, not all windows programs are 100% compatible with wine. That's why
you should check at winehq the programs compatibility lists, sometimes
there is information about certain modifications in order to make the
programs work properly.
On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 2:06 AM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-05-20 at 01:24 -0500, Harry Franz wrote:
> > You should also install vmware player. It also allows you to run
> > virtual machines and might be more compatible with your computer. In
> > my case vmware is more efficient with the display update/refresh,
> > sometimes with virtualbox the images remain the same when the windows
> > focus is toggled.
> I often read this claim, but VBox is easy to use, does include a Windows
> seamless to the Linux desktop and works perfectly, I never experienced
> such an issue, or any other performance issues.
> I don't know vmware, however, most virtualization noobs like me use
> VBox. Perhaps vmware has some advantages, I don't know, but since
> Windows does tun without issues on VBox, I stay with it.
> Other people claim that using wine is very good, since it doesn't need
> Windows to run Windows applications. I've got experiences running wine
> and wineasio and only can recommend to stay away from wine and wineasio,
> since it's to much work to configure it, to make the Windows apps fit to
> the Linux desktop and because many apps don't run on wine and wineasio.
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