[K12OSN] access to samba shares from winxp

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Wed Dec 8 15:29:59 UTC 2004

It works like a champ for the apps that I need, which are some networking tools 
related to my routers and wireless bridges.  I have an icon for it on my 
Nautilus-on-IceWM desktop; I click it, and a window running Windows98 pops up. 
I run the Windows apps within that window, and also, for those rare occassions 
where I've visiting a website that only works with IE (I've noticed this is 
usually driven by poorly written javascript).  Win4Lin doesn't work so well for 
games, I've read, but I've never tried it and I don't really need it for that. 
Netraverse, the maker, also has a terminal server/app server version in which 
you can use it to call and display individual applications without the whole 
Windows desktop (or you can use the whole desktop if you want).  It used to cost 
about the same per user, perhaps a little more, than an individual Win4Lin 
package, but you only pay for simultaneous users.  In other words, to support 20 
simultaneous users required an ~$1800 license.  Note that Win4Lin only supports 
Win95/98/ME; it won't work with W2K or XP, etc.  But that's not been a problem 
for me so far.  HTH


Rob Owens wrote:
> Petre,
> How do you like Win4Lin?  Can you give me some details of how you use it, and if you've found any shortcomings?
> Thanks
> -Rob
>  --- On Wed 12/08, Petre Scheie < petre at maltzen.net > wrote:
> From: Petre Scheie [mailto: petre at maltzen.net]
> To: k12osn at redhat.com
> Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 07:51:44 -0600
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] access to samba shares from winxp
> If your legacy apps run under Win98, you might look at Win4Lin.  It does cost <br>money, about $80 I think.  Load that on your K12ltsp server, and then you can <br>run your Windows apps on the terminals.  I have a couple of applications that <br>only run on Windows, and I use Win4Lin for them.<br><br>Petre<br><br>Debbie Schiel wrote:<br>> <br>>> No what I meant was to have a W2K server on your K12ltsp network, then <br>>> the kids could access the "legacy" - (seems odd to talk about legacy & <br>>> Win in the same sentence ....) app via rdesktop. No need to switch <br>>> anything both Linux & Win would be available from the same terminals.<br>>> BTW there are programs & organizations where you can get a FREE W2K <br>>> license along with the CALS specifically for non-profits.<br>> <br>> <br>> Ahhh... right... something to investigate next year I think. A W2K will <br>> cost $money$ and we'll have to wait for that (unless I could use an old <br>> PIII?). I also want to look 
> nto setting up an 'application' server <br>> (same thing right?). I haven't a clue what that involves just yet. One <br>> step at a time!<br>> <br>>> Cheers<br>>> norbert<br>>><br>>> _______________________________________________<br>>> K12OSN mailing list<br>>> K12OSN at redhat.com<br>>> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn<br>>> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org><br>>><br>> <br><br>_______________________________________________<br>K12OSN mailing list<br>K12OSN at redhat.com<br>https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn<br>For more info see <http://www.k12os.org><br>
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