There is a new version of this tutorial available for Mandriva Linux 2010.1 (Spring).

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6.3.10 K9copy


K9copy is a DVD backup tool, which is able to shrink the content of a DVD9 to fit on a DVD5.

If you want to use k9copy, install the following package:

  • k9copy


6.3.11 Xchat


With XChat you can join multiple IRC channels (Internet Relay Chat). File transfer is supported. You can customize XChat with various scripts and plugins.

If you want to use xchat, install the following packages:

  • xchat
  • xchat-systray-integration


6.3.12 Wine


Taken from the Wine Homepage: "Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix".

With wine you can run a lot of windows software on linux. A list of software that is known to work on wine can be found at

If you want to use wine, install the following package:

  • wine


6.3.13 Cedega


Cedega is the next stage of WineX with focus on Windows games. Many games are supported - a list of supported games (with screenshots) can be found at and

Cedega is not free. Have a look at the Homepage for details and pricing.


6.3.14 VMware Server


With VMware Server you can install guest operating systems such as Windows, Linux, NetWare or Solaris.

If you want to use the VMware-Server, find out your kernel version...

uname -r

... and install the following packages:

  • The kernel development package for your kernel, e.g.: kernel-desktop586-devel-
  • xinetd
  • gcc
  • gcc-c++

Afterwards open in your browser. Install the newest version with the software-installer and register to get a serial number.

Install it with the software installer.

The package is being downloaded.

Click on "Install" to start the installation process.

The package is being installed.

Next complete step 2 from this howto:

As a last resort we have to replace a library:

su -
ln -sf /lib/ /usr/lib/vmware/lib/


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