[lug] Re: NTFS for windows emulators

Bernard Johnston berjoh at attbi.com
Thu Oct 17 23:15:04 MDT 2002

>Message: 1
>Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 12:00:11 -0600
>From: Mr Viggy <LittleViggy at alum.manhattan.edu>
>To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
>Subject: Re: [lug] NTFS for windows emulators and an OT comment
>Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
>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).
>Scott Herod wrote:
>>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?
>>On a separate subject, OT but somewhat related to last Thursdays talk, the
>>Camera had a blurb today announcing ten new Wallace and Grommit short
>>Woo Hoo!
Another option, if raw WINE doesn't work, is to use the Codeweaver's 
CrossOver plugin. I've had excellent results with that for apps that 
won't run under the "alpha" WINE.

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