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Windows Emulator for OSX
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:24 pm    Post subject: Windows Emulator for OSX
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Hi, I want to run some windows CAD software to design an enclosure for my DIY project. I've heard that there are some good ones, but know zippo about them. Any advice from my electro-music.com buds would be great! So what's the scoop?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

something like that Question
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
something like that Question

Yes, though I'm hoping for freeware, I am a poor musician! Isn't there something called Wine? Or does the GNU project have something? I should Google it but I'm lazy and busy, maybe I'll search later tonight! Thanks for the link!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

VirtualBox from Sun is free. But you still need a Windows OS.

If you install a linux of some flavour, then Wine is supposed to run Windows apps without installing a Windows OS. I have no idea how well it works, but it's free so mabye worth a try.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

So let me get this straight. I can run Linux on my Mac, then run Wine on top of that? That's twisted! I must try it! What Linux distro will run on a Mac?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Taking it one step further: run VirtualBox on OSX, then Linux on VirtualBox, then Wine on Linux. I wonder if that would work?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well, my CDROM drive doesn't work, so I have no way of telling VirtualBox that I have a windows disk, which I do. So that's out. It's not important, I don't want to play the operating system game that much. Thanks for your ideas, DJ.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

There's also Crossover although Codeweavers would like some money for their time and effort as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'd recommend getting your CD drive fixed/replaced so you can use VirtualBox. I swear by it. I started using it in November and I can't imagine living without it Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Well, my CDROM drive doesn't work, so I have no way of telling VirtualBox that I have a windows disk, which I do. So that's out. It's not important, I don't want to play the operating system game that much. Thanks for your ideas, DJ.


If you have another system, make an ISO image of your Windows DVD.
Hopefully Virtual Box lets you mount an ISO image.

Vmware does this, but isn't free.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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So let me get this straight. I can run Linux on my Mac, then run Wine on top of that? That's twisted! I must try it! What Linux distro will run on a Mac?


Why not just run Wine on the Mac?
http://wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX/Installing

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well, the reason to do this went away so i ended up spending money on software that I didn't need. Oh well, life is too short to worry about that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

cappy2112 wrote:
Hopefully Virtual Box lets you mount an ISO image.


Yes it does! File > Virtual Media Manager > CD/DVD Images tab.

Not sure where the idea came from that VBox couldn't mount ISO...? It's dirt simple, really.

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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuEngineering
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

DrJustice wrote:
VirtualBox from Sun is free. But you still need a Windows OS.

If you install a linux of some flavour, then Wine is supposed to run Windows apps without installing a Windows OS. I have no idea how well it works, but it's free so mabye worth a try.

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I'm compiling Wine right now, on the Mac.
Holy crap, it's already close to 30 minutes & still compiling!
That's longer than it takes to compile the linux kernel.
(yes, I'm well aware the Mac doesn't use the linux kernel. I used it as a reference because it was the longest compilation I had done, prior to compiling Wine)

I hope there aren't any errors, I'd hate to have to go through this process more than once.
My lap is getting hot

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