Windows In Linux Natively

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Majin, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Majin

    Majin DBZ - Yes its in me!

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  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    why? Most Gnu/open source software is better than windows based junk. The only software package I actually prefer is Office, openOffice is still a little shaky and not fully compatible.

    So can you run viruses in wine? :D
     
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  3. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Maybe it's just hype? A lot of people promise things, and most don't deliver too well.
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Very interesting. Curious to see what becomes of this project. [​IMG]
     
  5. desie

    desie OSNN Senior Addict

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    LOL, just run VMWARE under Linux and install Windows that way if you can afford VMWARE. I'd try and stick to Linux software if you could.
     
  6. ignipotentis

    ignipotentis OSNN Addict

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    Check out the project status. If this is the same article posted on /., the status is like 0%.

    Typically of me, I haven't read the article/link to know for sure :)
     
  7. Xie

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    Question though, wouldn't this make that Linux box 100% Windows virus compatible as well? :rolleyes:
     
  8. ignipotentis

    ignipotentis OSNN Addict

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    not neceisarrily. Outlook may still be vounerable to worms, but IIS intrusions wouldn't happen becuase no one would chose to run that over apache on a *nix box. Also, if someone did manage to execute a virus, chances are it will be looking to do some damage to c:\windows\ or the like, which wouldn't exist. Even if the compatibility layer managed to transltate all those calls to linux type calls, the better memory protections *SHOULD* keep us in the clear.

    Lets just remember coders... make sure the buffer can hold what you are inserting :)