windows vista

Alex Mandel tech_dev at
Thu Dec 7 20:59:21 UTC 2006

Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> On 12/4/06, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at> wrote:
>> sdavmor wrote:
>>> Brian Fahrlander wrote:
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>>>> sdavmor wrote:
>>>>> I'm getting my family off Windows onto Ubuntu ASAP before they start
>>>>> bugging me about upgrading them to Vista. Just a few Windows app
>>>>> issues, but I think come January all that will be left will be my
>>>>> kids' games and my music workstation (which will remain until the NET
>>>>> 2.0 issues are solved for WINE).
>>>> How about VMWare? I'll bet there's no .NET issues, there...WINE
>>>> isn't trash, but VMWare's always been better. And now it's free,
>>>> too..
>>> I imagine VMWare or QEMU will be the interim solution. Thanks for
>>> pointing out VMWare's free option. I didn't know that was so. Learn
>>> something new every day...
>>> Eventually I'd like any carryover apps to be integrated under WINE
>>> rather than a virtual guest. Or better still replaced by an improved
>>> native *nix app... ;-)
>> FYI free VMWARE Server works. Qemu does not run windows.
> When you say QEMU doesn't run Windows, are you talking about Windows
> Vista, right? Cause QEMU runs Windows 2003 Server and Windows XP
> seamlessly.
Last I had checked, Qemu's website said no windows at all. Maybe I got 
it mixed up with something else. Although if Vista is 64bit(?) then I'm 
pretty sure Qemu has some issues, but I don't think I tried compiling it 
for 64bit I think I ran it in 32bit chroot.


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