Running Ubuntu under Windows/running a Windows app under Ubuntu

Akshay Lamba akshay at
Sun Jan 28 08:01:44 UTC 2007

Eric Dunbar wrote:
> 1. use Linux and run the Windows apps (e.g. ArcView GIS 3.x and ArcGIS
> 9.x) under some compatibility environment;
You could try to run the win apps under wine.
> 2. use Linux and run Windows XP in a virtual computing environment
> (like Virtual PC on Mac and now also on Windows);
I would recommend this, vmware player is in one of the repositories for 
ubuntu and a quick apt-get will set u up.
> 3. use Windows XP and run Linux in a virtual computing environment
> (the free? Virtual PC 2004 app).
> Questions...
> I. Has anyone run the free (?) Virtual PC 2004 app under Windows with
> Ubuntu? (
> 2. Can I run Windows under Linux or a Windows app under Linux?
Windows under linux = vmware player/workstation
Windows app under linux =wine

Hope that helps. If you let us know the apps you would like to run in 
linux the list might have some feedback/recommendation for you.


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