i Have ubuntu

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  1. prowler
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    Somebody said i can have a windows shell, to use windows programs on.
    I just need a few programs like UMDgen for my PSP
    So i googled search and all it comes up with is Linux on Windows
    But i did find one, it says i need to pay 30$ but i thought all Linux was free lol?
    Anyone know any?
     
  2. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Google for Wine, or go to www.winehq.org
     
  3. prowler
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    thanks (:
     
  4. Scorpei

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    You can probably just use the package manager to install Wine for you. There are a few easy packages for it though which might be more pleasant (been ages since I've installed it though, especially on ubuntu, so can't remember the name [​IMG]) which also set up IE and etc for you under wine.
     
  5. prowler
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    im still learning how to use ubuntu lol. it's harder than i thought
     
  6. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    You could also (if its just for basic applications) run VirtualBox in seamless mode.

    This way you run your windows copy on top of your ubuntu, and it looks pretty awesome.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. prowler
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    i took Windows off, because it had a virus on it that couldnt be took off lol.
    Does it need Windows on the computer?
     
  8. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Nope, virtual box emulates a computer system, where you can install windows on.
    Let's say, it's a computer in you computer, you just need to install virtualbox, get a copy of windows, and install it in the virtualbox.
     
  9. Velveteer

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    So you still need the Windows install disc. Worse case scenario, you should be able to track down a Windows 7 RC. I'd still suggest that you try Wine first, as it's a better solution if it works.

    You can also choose to cut the Virtual Machine off from the net, so you shouldn't really have to worry about security in that regard.
     
  10. Wabsta

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    True, but everyone alsways has some windows discs lying around, or got friends with it right?
     
  11. PettingZoo

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    Or you could always *cough*obtain it*cough* and then burn it to a disc [​IMG].
     
  12. prowler
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    lmao (:
    im going to try Wine first, see how it works, and i'll try that other one (:
    thanks for info
     
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    Hey if you need some help check out my forums http://forum.gb-hackerz.info/ pm on my forum if you need any help. hacker07
     
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    ...

    Was that blatant advertising?
     
  15. prowler
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    actually windows is stronger than linux on running video games.
     
  17. prowler
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    we all know that :|
    i want to be able to run Windows programs not games.
     
  18. rayben

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    Ive never had any luck running anything cool in wine.

    Virtualbox is the way to go. Dont install it from your package manager though, because that version doesnt have usb support.

    Get the full installer free from their site.
     
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    You can call that advertising if you want lol. Yeah the Green Book Hackers has almost no members on the forum I was actually just trying to help. Im not going to lie I was also trying to get someone to go to my forum
     
  20. XWolf

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    Wine is a LOT better than it used to be. I have Uplink, Yu-Gi-Oh and a few other games running happily through it. However for certain programs, such as Macromedia Flash 8 I find it works better through Virtualbox with a stripped XP in it.