Windows In Linux Natively

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j79zlr

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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
 

vern

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

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Very interesting. Curious to see what becomes of this project.
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desie

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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.
 

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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 :)
 

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

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

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 :)
 

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