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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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zars

You can try Virtual PC as well, and install Linux there

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WilliamSeward

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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WilliamSeward
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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WilliamSeward

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 It was originally made for running Windows games in Linux.

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Dana W
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.

So naturally your post title has this going through my head now -

 

Sweet dreams are made of this

Who am I to disagree?

I travel the world

And the seven seas,

Everybody's looking for something.

 

One of Any Linux's best songs.;)

 

And no, sorry. I don't have anything to contribute at this time.

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SLW210

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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