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Miscellaneous => Linux For Beginners => Topic started by: ThatWikiGuy on February 13, 2009, 10:00:22 PM

Title: Windows
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on February 13, 2009, 10:00:22 PM
So basicaaly, I got a windows PC today and would like to know if its possible to install linux programs on it?
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: Leven2e on February 13, 2009, 10:27:28 PM
why would you do that?
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on February 13, 2009, 10:51:31 PM
im not allowed to put linux on it but i lov3e linux so maybe i could have the programs
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: Leven2e on February 13, 2009, 11:15:07 PM
What I would like to do,is running the Elonex/CNM Minibooks's OS on XP,to emulate somehow.Thus making experiments
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on February 14, 2009, 08:17:10 AM
would be nice
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: Unhban on February 14, 2009, 10:39:08 AM
So basicaaly, I got a windows PC today and would like to know if its possible to install linux programs on it?
If you want to try Linux on your PC there's a number of different free OS distributions, like SuSe and Debian, but the most popular one at the moment is Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu  (http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu) , but there are others similar - Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu. I run Ubuntu without problems as well as having XP on the PC.

There are many many programs you can add, just like Windows, and not like the Elonex, and would give anyone a good insight into how Linux works.  Enjoy!  8)
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: Wildheart Baby on February 14, 2009, 11:11:12 AM
So basicaaly, I got a windows PC today and would like to know if its possible to install linux programs on it?

Get a virtual pc installed on your windows machine, it'll allow you to install linux without losing your windows installation.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/virtualpc/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/virtualpc/default.mspx)
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: Leven2e on February 14, 2009, 11:26:46 AM
I think he wants to run linux programs on Microsoft Windows.
Actually there are some programs,those are originally were made for linux,and later the windows version came out too ( pidgin :-)
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on February 14, 2009, 12:35:42 PM
or maybe hold linux within a program on windows
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on February 14, 2009, 12:38:31 PM
yup leven2e, funny how great minds think alike
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: Wildheart Baby on February 14, 2009, 12:56:57 PM
For some odd reason my post was classed as spam.

My suggestion was to install a virtual pc www. windowscreator .com/windows/downloads/virtualpc/default.mspx

You can then run linux under windows without losing the original installation.
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: Wildheart Baby on February 14, 2009, 01:08:36 PM
You could try a virtual pc.

They have one on microsoft's site.

This will let you install and run linux under windows.

I've tried posting a link to it but it gets classed as spam.
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on February 14, 2009, 01:18:31 PM
i was thinking about that but i wasn't sure it would let you use linux in it
Title: Mipsel
Post by: Leven2e on February 14, 2009, 01:20:11 PM
Yeah,Ive been thinking that,but I doubt that our Mipsel linux would run on it (would it?)
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on February 14, 2009, 02:48:36 PM
should a recovery file be able to extracted onto a cd? i'm willing to try
Title: Elonex ONEt on Fedora Desktop (qemu)
Post by: Leven2e on February 14, 2009, 03:04:42 PM
Have you seen this picture yet?It's from the trendtac hyves.
(http://94.100.113.64/368550001-368600000/368556301-368556400/368556316_5_sw3d.jpeg)
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on February 14, 2009, 05:16:14 PM
yeah come across it before but it has a problems like no battery ststus, the redness
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: Wildheart Baby on February 14, 2009, 06:14:03 PM
i was thinking about that but i wasn't sure it would let you use linux in it

Yep, it works just like as if you started with a new computer without an operating system.
You run it and then it allows you to install any operating system you wish

You won't be able to make use of mips based software, since you are running it inside your x86 box, unless there is a way of emulating it.
You should also know that your computer is probably five+ times faster that the mini laptop.
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on February 14, 2009, 07:52:41 PM
Yeah, I got a wonderful pentium 3 (best i've had) i'll get my brother to download me the stuff i need.
What about http://x.cygwin.com/ ?
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on February 17, 2009, 10:54:54 AM
has anybosy here ever used http://x.cygwin.com/
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on February 17, 2009, 11:23:33 AM
im testing  it out now, im lucky i got a spare windows disk if it messes it up
Title: Ubuntu Live CD ?
Post by: utd_grant on February 17, 2009, 01:22:15 PM
Be aware that you can run Ubuntu off a CD without having to install it onto your hard disk. It's best to have at least 512 Mb of RAM before trying this though, as it uses memory for its swap space. Also, it takes a few minutes to boot and detect hardware, etc. But at least it is an option for running a Linux distro on a PC without affecting the Windows installation in any way.
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: dan1123 on February 17, 2009, 06:15:18 PM
I use cygwin all the time at work.  It's great.  You can either have a separate X desktop to run a whole Gnome or KDE environment on, or run individual apps right on the windows desktop.  Even integration like cut and paste work between cygwin and windows.

It is a little tricky to set up (meaning you have to get all the appropriate packages when you set up), but once you have everything up, you can run a batch file and get a whole Linux desktop up.
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: wicknix on February 18, 2009, 01:35:38 AM
Cygwin is ehhh, so so. If you want something REALLY cool to play with try this: http://www.andlinux.org/
Runs a full linux desktop and applications transparent with windows desktop. Its really quite neat.
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: ThatWikiGuy on February 18, 2009, 02:18:41 PM
Cygwin is ehhh, so so. If you want something REALLY cool to play with try this: http://www.andlinux.org/
Runs a full linux desktop and applications transparent with windows desktop. Its really quite neat.
Tryed Cygwin, didn't work. thanks wicknix i'll test this
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: MikeyGMT on March 19, 2009, 01:12:02 PM
I have been playing with PuppyLinux on an old banger PC, pleased because it runs like a rocket, compared to WinME it came with. Still learning my way around the system. You can run it from a stick or single cd, but you do, as previously said, need spare disc space to store your personal settings and that. Ideal for beginner like myself. Although it I have not ran it from within windows, it can read all the hard discs, so you can still access your windows My Docs, My Music etc.
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: utd_grant on March 19, 2009, 04:42:51 PM
2nd vote for Puppy Linux over here - it really is the dog's b0ll0x (groan !). Seriously, it runs like lightning on crappy old hardware and seems to support a lot of peripherals out-the-box. I use it on my old laptop and have Ubuntu on my desktop machine, but I'm tempted to try Puppy on there, too. I wouldn't even have to replace Windows or Ubuntu - the boot file for Puppy can remain on an NTFS or ext3 disk occupied by another OS. If you don't want to interfere with any OS, then the Puppy Live CD is pretty quick to boot and detect your hardware. Ubuntu Live can take forever if you've got less than about 512 M of memory.
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: amsfitz on March 21, 2009, 04:06:32 PM
google Kde on windows, as you can download and run applications on windows.
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: rodonn on May 08, 2009, 11:52:59 PM
I've tinkered with VMplayer under Vista. The Kubuntu VM image is quite stable. I've not looked to see if my *NIX weapon of choice, PC-BSD has the VM.
That picture of MIPSEL running on Windows... is there any more detail, or do I have to dust off my incredibly bad Dutch? (I can say 'I haven't the faintest idea' like I'm a native... but that's about it...)
Title: Re: Windows
Post by: rodonn on May 08, 2009, 11:53:45 PM
I've tinkered with VMplayer under Vista. The Kubuntu VM image is quite stable. I've not looked to see if my *NIX weapon of choice, PC-BSD has the VM.
That picture of MIPSEL running on Windows... is there any more detail, or do I have to dust off my incredibly bad Dutch? (I can say 'I haven't the faintest idea' like I'm a native... but that's about it...)