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I remember seeing something that lets you run a Linux distrib in Windows ... not a bootable Linux CD, and not Cygwin ... but basically just let you run it in a window. A search revealed "Cooperative Linux":
http://www.colinux.org/?section=screenshots

But I don't think that's it. Anyone? Is the best solution to use VMWare or VirtualPC?
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I would rather use vpc than that co linux thing. That colinux looks much more confusing to use.
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One problem with VPC: several newer distri's will not work, they can't lower resolution enough to run on a S3Virge videocard ( that's the only one that VPC can emulate). S3 also means no full 3D support.

VMWare, don't know, it's been a while that I used this, but I *hear* that their is also a 3D problem.

Maybe that colinux isn't such a bad idea.
Once again the ol'saying: If you don't try for yourself you don't know?

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Just checked, the best VPC2004 can emulate is a S3 Trio32/64PCI with 4MB vidmem. VPC2007 won't do better.
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Alrighty, I'll check out colinux then. Just checkin to possibly save meself some time. Thanks :)
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I'm a bigger fan of VMWare. I've tried both a while ago.
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You know Wardrich..
dayaccus007 wrote:Linux is for server.
It's not a that stupid thing to say. I mean, what're you going to use it for? Gaming? Lal.
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Gamer_V wrote:You know Wardrich..
dayaccus007 wrote:Linux is for server.
It's not a that stupid thing to say. I mean, what're you going to use it for? Gaming? Lal.
Duh. Quake 4, Sauerbraten, UT2004... Only good games run on Linux.


(I should mention that that is only partial sarcasm)
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Ive tried a distruibution NimbleX,and it has a module called Wine,basically with it you can run windows programs and games.
CS runs fer sure.
Anways can someone reco0mmend me a good distribution that has the mp3 players in them,not like some that you must download them after the install.
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Ro@m wrote:and it has a module called Wine,basically with it you can run windows programs and games.
If I said that you remind me of Tinman47, would you get it? :P


And I for one wouldn't mess with co Linux. If I want to run Linux, then I install Linux, ONLY!
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Sometimes I wonder why so many seems to forget the hardware solutions.
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Swapable HD drive tray.
Drive bracket + one HD tray : approx 11€
Extra tray:6 €
Some old 20 or 50 G HD to mess around with linux or others, dirt cheap.
Done.

Do I use that ? Yes.
Works good ? Yes.
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Wouldn't quite fit in my laptop, but nevertheless, it's indeed a good idea.
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emmzee wrote:Wouldn't quite fit in my laptop...
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Riiiiiiiiight..
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dosraider wrote:Swapable HD drive tray.
Drive bracket + one HD tray : approx 11€
Extra tray:6 €
lol, last time(around January) I checked the [local] prices on one of those it cost 40€ :(
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Larry Laffer wrote:..... it cost 40€ :(
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WINTECH HARDDISKRACK = one bracket + 1 tray :12.50€
WINTECH HARDDISKLADE = one tray: 7.50€


.ro sucks.
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dosraider wrote:
Larry Laffer wrote:..... it cost 40&#8364; :(
Image

WINTECH HARDDISKRACK = one bracket + 1 tray :12.50&#8364;
WINTECH HARDDISKLADE = one tray: 7.50&#8364;


.ro sucks.
This is it.Ro is not US
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dayaccus007 wrote:
dosraider wrote:WINTECH HARDDISKRACK = one bracket + 1 tray :12.50€
WINTECH HARDDISKLADE = one tray: 7.50€

.ro sucks.
This is it.Ro is not US
No, we're partly us, but they're not us. That's why dosraider was talking about romania to larry, and not about us. Because that would be gossipping.

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US ? Qué?
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Translation[btw, Gamer_V: I didn't understand a thing you said]:

That's just how the things are, Romania is not the United States of Holy America! We have to pay extra for everything, even toilet paper! And we don't get free drinking water in restaurants, either!

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Gamer_V = The Netherlands.
Dosraider = Belgium.
That site is an online shop in Belgium ( Hence the € also known as EURO)

The Netherlands&Belgium => Western Europ.

So again:
US? Qué ?

:huh:

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Ro@m wrote:Ive tried a distruibution NimbleX,and it has a module called Wine,basically with it you can run windows programs and games.
CS runs fer sure.
Anways can someone reco0mmend me a good distribution that has the mp3 players in them,not like some that you must download them after the install.
Most Linux distros come with a Wine package in their repos. It's not bad, but I've heard that Cedega is better.


and haha, Dosraider: You're lovin' that quote, eh?
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