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Re: [K12OSN] access to samba shares from winxp

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:

How do you like Win4Lin? Can you give me some details of how you use it, and if you've found any shortcomings?



--- On Wed 12/08, Petre Scheie < petre maltzen net > wrote: From: Petre Scheie [mailto: petre maltzen net] To: k12osn 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 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 redhat com<br>https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn<br>For more info see <http://www.k12os.org><br>

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