Re: [nbos] : [FM] FM, ASTRO et al under WINE
"Dalton Calford"
Mon Sep 17th, 2007
Hi,

Ok, I run Kubuntu 7.04 on a Acer Aspire 5610 laptop (as well as on ALOT
of other machines....)
I use Codeweavers Wine and VMware for some software.
I run Poser 7 under codeweavers, while I use Vmware for FM8 and AS2.
What is and is not supported comes down to what features the current
users want to develope or pay for.
Vmware is a nice package, runs very fast and the lastest workstation 6
has experimental support for DX9 and OGL within the client machines.

First recomendations

1.) Intel video card (i810 or better like the i945) or nvidea video card
as ATI has until very recently been the worst of the supported cards.
2.) Make sure that all your periphials are supported - the webcam built
into my laptop happens to be the only logitech webcam where the driver
support is not released yet.....

I dumped windows five years ago and I have not regreted it once.

On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 10:35 -0400, NadinB-at-aol.com wrote:
> ok folks, I am so unimpressed with Windows and I need to replace the
> laptop in the next six to eight months, or sooner if it finally fails,
> how well do any of these programs work under emulation?
>
> Last night I downloaded thisCodeWeavers - Your Home for Windows
> Compatibility on Mac and Linux
> into my dying laptop and ran it with a small writing program I have.
> The program froze, aka the win program, but I think I know why... can
> anybody say 100% Chip usage? And close to 90% RAM?
>
> This is truly WINE for dummies and I am looking at buying either an
> intel machine and just formatting C and loading Ubuntu, or a MAC Book
>
> So has anybody done this?
>
> (Yes we will still have one WIN machine in the house... my hubby's
> gaming machine... but my portable needs will no longer be covered by
> the piece of unadulterated you know what that Bill has given us. I
> have never been this down about any OS... wow but I am tired of
> fighting the OS for it to work... and don't want to repeat that in the
> laptop)
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