Author Topic: Windows  (Read 14573 times)

ThatWikiGuy

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Windows
« 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?

Leven2e

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Re: Windows
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 10:27:28 PM »
why would you do that?

ThatWikiGuy

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Re: Windows
« Reply #2 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

Leven2e

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Re: Windows
« Reply #3 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

ThatWikiGuy

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Re: Windows
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009, 08:17:10 AM »
would be nice

Unhban

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Re: Windows
« Reply #5 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 , 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)
« Last Edit: February 14, 2009, 10:43:11 AM by Unhban »

Wildheart Baby

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Re: Windows
« Reply #6 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

Leven2e

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Re: Windows
« Reply #7 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 :-)

ThatWikiGuy

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Re: Windows
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2009, 12:35:42 PM »
or maybe hold linux within a program on windows

ThatWikiGuy

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Re: Windows
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009, 12:38:31 PM »
yup leven2e, funny how great minds think alike

Wildheart Baby

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Re: Windows
« Reply #10 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.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2009, 01:04:09 PM by Wildheart Baby »

Wildheart Baby

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Re: Windows
« Reply #11 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.

ThatWikiGuy

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Re: Windows
« Reply #12 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

Leven2e

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Mipsel
« Reply #13 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?)

ThatWikiGuy

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Re: Windows
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2009, 02:48:36 PM »
should a recovery file be able to extracted onto a cd? i'm willing to try