Windows emulator

Christian Schoepplein chris at
Thu Oct 13 11:52:51 UTC 2005

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On Do, Okt 13, 2005 at 01:33:20 +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
>Aldo, le Thu 13 Oct 2005 13:00:33 +0200, a écrit :
>> On Thu, Oct 13, 2005 at 11:19:39AM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
>> > CrossOver is more or less just a Wine version optimised for _some_
>> > software like Ms Office.
>> It is supposed to be "more" than an implemented Wine since it is 
>> non-free commercial payware.
>Yes: it is more tuned and optimised. But that's just wine in the end,
>with just the same accessibility issues.


>> It's not so expensive but adding grub or lilo and installing a dualb
>> boot with your W$ + Linux, is lees expensive, and less absurd imho!
>Depends on the need: say I receive by mail a document that
> can't open, I don't want to reboot my machine just to
>open the document!

ACK too, at the moment I use this kind of installation and I also think 
that is no good solution.

I tryed to use VMWare with a Windows screenreader. With Jaws I had no 
success, it even wasn't possible to install this screenreader into a 
virtual machine with Windows XP. But Dolphin's Hal looked better, I was 
able to navigate through the system and read for example a webpage and I 
got speach output every time. Unfortunatly I hadn't enough time to test 
VMWare with Hal more compiously, but maybe that would be a good 
approach to use Windows software on linux systems.

For both Hal and VMWare it is possible to get demo versions. Maybe 
anyone with more time likes to test this setup and tell what is possible 
and what won't work :).

Best regards,

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