[lug] NTFS for windows emulators and an OT comment

Scott A. Herod herod at dimensional.com
Tue Oct 15 12:07:57 MDT 2002

Thanks for the note.  The software package is Maple.  I didn't realize
there was a fear of the driver corrupting the disk.  I don't use windows
often but would hate to have to find my backup tapes.  I've actually got
an old version of maple on my ancient mac laptop.  I'll have to stick
with it most of the time.


Mr Viggy wrote:
> You can, however remember that the NTFS kernel write drivers are (AFAIK)
> experimental and may screw up your drive.
> Wine works pretty good.  I've been able to use Microsoft Word, Excel,
> Internet Explorer, and Trillian (http://www.trillian.cc) with it.  I
> haven't tried anything else, though.  I have Wine pointed at my WinME
> installation (the machine is dual boot, Linux/WinME; it's my laptop, and
> it's got a Winmodem built in).
> Viggy
> Scott Herod wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have recently received some windows software that I would like to use.
> > I have a dual boot machine with NT on a separate drive which is formatted
> > with NTFS.  I would really like to be able to use the sofware without
> > having to boot back and forth between linux ( which I usually run ) and
> > NT.  Can I place the software on my NT partition and access it with any of
> > the emulators?  Speaking of emulators, is WINE the one of choice?

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