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Get Blogged by JoKi
http://jochen.kirstaetter.name

Family guy, geek, entrepreneur, software craftsman:
Visual FoxPro, C#, SQL Server, MySQL,
Linux consultant, Conference speaker
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
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
There are plenty of equivalent or alternatively software
applications available on Linux

Image courtesy: http://bit.ly/14ExMPj
Keeping a native Windows OS at hand might be a first step
towards Linux on your desktop

Image courtesy: http://bit.ly/rnbvIM
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
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
Now is the time...
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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Running Windows applications on Linux

  • 1.
  • 2. Get Blogged by JoKi http://jochen.kirstaetter.name Family guy, geek, entrepreneur, software craftsman: Visual FoxPro, C#, SQL Server, MySQL, Linux consultant, Conference speaker
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. There are plenty of equivalent or alternatively software applications available on Linux Image courtesy: http://bit.ly/14ExMPj
  • 6. Keeping a native Windows OS at hand might be a first step towards Linux on your desktop Image courtesy: http://bit.ly/rnbvIM
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Now is the time...
  • 10. 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/