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    Default Any Linux users in the house?

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    Just loaded Ubuntu version 7.04 a.k.a. "Feisty Fawn" on a dedicated hard drive to give it a whirl. Haven't gotten into how to run a Windows based program under Linux although I've read it can be done using a program called Wine.

    Anyone else experimenting? Perhaps running a server under Linux? Your thoughts and opinions greatly welcomed. Thanks in advance for sharing.
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    You can try Virtual PC as well, and install Linux there
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    I know this is an old thread but I run Acad 2004 in Wine on Linux Mint 17.3. It works very well with an occasional hiccup. Sometimes print scales act a bit funny. I also have run it in a virtual machine, but that also has issues. I also have an older desktop machine as a backup that runs Linux Mint and Windows XP in a dual boot arrangement. That works very well, but I keep the XP isolated from the web for security.

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    You can try Virtual PC as well, and install Linux there
    Well, I don't have Windows, I do have Linux. All my machines run some variation of Linux. As I mentioned, I do have isolated XP and Vista instances running within virtual machines if I absolutely must use them for programs, however I rarely use them.

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    Wine does work quite well. The website WineHQ does a good breakdown of what Windows programs have issues in Wine, and how possibly to get around them. I currently run several Windows programs in Wine with little problem. Autocad 2004 runs 99% in Wine, an occasional hiccup, nothing I worry about. Another Linux program called PlayOnLinux also helps, it is a front end for Wine that simplifies the installation and running of some Windows programs. It was originally made for running Windows games in Linux.

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    Just loaded Ubuntu version 7.04 a.k.a. "Feisty Fawn" on a dedicated hard drive to give it a whirl. Haven't gotten into how to run a Windows based program under Linux although I've read it can be done using a program called Wine.

    Anyone else experimenting? Perhaps running a server under Linux? Your thoughts and opinions greatly welcomed. Thanks in advance for sharing.
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    I run dual boot Ubuntu Studio and Windows 10. There is almost always a counter program for most things that run on only Windows and quite a few unique programs that only work on Linux based OS's. Wine can be hit or miss. Draftsight works very well on Linux. I enjoy typing on the terminal for some things, takes me back to my DOS and UNIX days.
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