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Running Windows applications on Linux
Running Windows applications on Linux
Running Windows applications on Linux
Running Windows applications on Linux
Running Windows applications on Linux
Running Windows applications on Linux
Running Windows applications on Linux
Running Windows applications on Linux
Running Windows applications on Linux
Running Windows applications on Linux
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Running Windows applications on Linux

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Taking into consideration that the End of Support Lifecycle for Microsoft Windows XP is closing in one might be confronted with the question whether it would be possible to keep existing hardware and …

Taking into consideration that the End of Support Lifecycle for Microsoft Windows XP is closing in one might be confronted with the question whether it would be possible to keep existing hardware and installed software applications without having the necessity to upgrade the operating system (which eventually might be incompatible or requires higher investment). The session provides a brief overview of potential solutions and demonstrates quickly how to install and run Windows software on Linux.

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  • 1. Get Blogged by JoKi http://jochen.kirstaetter.name Family guy, geek, entrepreneur, software craftsman: Visual FoxPro, C#, SQL Server, MySQL, Linux consultant, Conference speaker
  • 2. Linux is very mature, but sometimes you need to run Windows applications REBOOT At the beginning most users keep an existing Windows installation and switch systems – “best of both worlds” JUST RUN IT Image courtesy: http://bit.ly/ZTp0uA After some time, staying in Linux gets more important and it is only necessary to run one or two specific Windows applications
  • 3. Windows Software on Linux REASONS DECISIONS SOLUTIONS o Budget in IT o Linux: Yes or No o Alternative Software o Cost of new licenses o Which solution o Remote Desktop o o Cost of hardware Using existing hardware Performance impact o o VMware Workstation Cost of maintenance o o o Hardware / Network o Only Linux or Mac OS, too o VirtualBox infrastructure o o Software compatibility o o o CrossOver for Linux o Incompatibility with newer versions of Windows Technical support VMware Player (Plus) Wine PlayOnLinux
  • 4. There are plenty of equivalent or alternatively software applications available on Linux Image courtesy: http://bit.ly/14ExMPj
  • 5. Keeping a native Windows OS at hand might be a first step towards Linux on your desktop Image courtesy: http://bit.ly/rnbvIM
  • 6. Using an abstraction layer of native Windows API libraries between software and operating system provides the most familiar option in this scenario Image courtesy: http://bit.ly/1iwPjhC
  • 7. ALTERNATIVES Commonly used software can be replaced by alternative solutions: Office: LibreOffice or OpenOffice Browser: FireFox or Chrome Mail: Thunberbird Groupware: Zarafa Images: Gimp Messenger: Pidgin VIRTUAL MACHINE CROSSOVER Requires Windows OS and license No Windows OS necessary Can run Windows applications without rebooting Can run Windows applications without rebooting Price varies between $0 and $229 for virtualisation and between $69 and $199 for Windows OS Price varies between $0 and $49 Trial version for free Software runs natively but performance may vary Some performance penalties More: http://bit.ly/2aADpF Legacy Application Support No “Compatibility Mode” More: http://bit.ly/S0gben
  • 8. Now is the time...
  • 9. Further information is available on my personal blog and I would like to draw your attention towards the Mauritius Software Craftsmanship Community (MSCC) ADDRESS: Flic en Flac WEBSITE: http://jochen.kirstaetter.name/ EMAIL: PHONE: lugm@ios.mu +230 5490 7606 @jkirstaetter jochen.kirstaetter IOS INDIAN OCEAN SOFTWARE LTD. – http://www.ios.mu/

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