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Old 23rd September 2006, 09:24
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Hi all, I have a question. I'm interested in getting some Windows programs to run on my Debian Sarge system, and I've thought about doing this for a while. Recently My Windows HDD on my dual boot machine blew up, and I've gotten tired of mucking with it. At this point I think I've pretty much given up on windows all together. I'm interested in running some games, such as World of Warcraft or Elder Scrolls4 Oblivion. I'd also like to install internet explorer for work and school. Aside from the cost for Cedega, can anyone tell me more about the differences between wine and cedega? Can anyone tell me if there are any significant differences performance wise, or give me some opinions on it? I will most assuredly be posting here again when (not if) I run into problems configuring it. Any advice would be appreciated!
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Old 23rd September 2006, 10:37
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Some stuff runs better in CeDeGa... especially games as it was developped for...

However an alternative would be to run VmWare on a physical windows disk / partition.

This means you for your daily business (using MSIE and some other appz) you can load Windows within VmWare on your Linux.... but if you want to game then you really boot into your windows....

I haven't tested this yet but will soon: http://news.u32.net/articles/2006/07...ical-partition
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Old 23rd September 2006, 10:40
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There are actually 4 options. Wine, Cedega, CrossOver Office, and Win4Lin. They all essentially do the same thing but each are suited to run specialized programs. Cedega is most often related with Windows games, while CrossOver Office and Win4Lin are more suited for Windows applications. Wine can pretty much do what the other can do and is free. Each product has it's own website which have pretty good documentation.

Then you have a free virtual OS alternative if you feel like installing a full windows operating system under Linux.You mileage may vary depending on the amount of memory and processor your host machine has.

You can find it here: http://www.vmware.com/products/free_virtualization.html
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