Converting Laptops from XP to ubuntu

William Scott Lockwood III scott at
Fri Apr 11 20:46:45 UTC 2014

On Apr 11, 2014 3:41 PM, "Dick Dowdell" <dick.dowdell at> wrote:
> Oracle VirtualBox is a more robust solution than Wine for running Windows
applications under Ubuntu.

This answer makes no sense. You still need an OS. This thread is about
replacing XP, which has reached EOL. Your answer is incomplete at best.
VirtualBox doesn't run windows programs. It runs OS's in a virtual
environment. Further more, some people can't take the performance hit of
running their application virtualized.

It may additionally surprise you to learn that some things actually run
better under wine. The Eve Online client, for example.
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