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Re: emulating Windows

On Fri, 24 Jul 2009, Larson, Timothy E. wrote:
So what do you use when you need to run Windows?  Any advice or recommendations?

Do you really mean emulation? wine is your best bet and after a long time in the wilderness it actually works pretty well on NetBSD now (thanks to jmcneill@ and reinoud@). Office 2003 worked for me as did quite a lot of other software (as long as it didn't require network access).

Otherwise, you've got things like Xen where you can run Windows as an HVM guest (if you have a suitable VT-enabled CPU). After Xen, your options get more clunky and slow (e.g. qemu).

You could always shove a PC under the desk and rdesktop to it :-)


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