How To: Windows XP Mode In...Ubuntu Linux?

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  1. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

    Jan 26, 2009
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    With Windows 7 due out later this month, many of you are no doubt counting the days until release. I've played with both the beta and RC of [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]Microsoft's[/COLOR][/COLOR] latest OS, and quite honestly, I liked what I saw. If this had come out in 2006 when 'Longhorn' was promised, I have no doubt that I would not have switched to Linux (at least not yet).

    However, that's not how events played out. What really happened was 'Longhorn' became Vista, and it didn't make it out the door until 2007. It arrived late, buggy, irritating (UAC), overpriced, underwhelming, confusing (licensing), and in some cases, incompatible. Now, almost three years later, and almost five since Longhorn's initially-planned release, Microsoft is releasing the OS they should have launched several years ago. Unfortunately, Windows 7 is also overpriced (slightly less so than Vista), and even more confusing.

    But first, let's go over what Microsoft did right. Windows 7 is going to launch when the company said it will launch. Because of a long beta and RC testing phase, 7 is not going to be as buggy as Vista was when it debuted. Microsoft has taken the UAC down a notch. It has also come down on the price a little. The highest edition of 7 (Ultimate) is fifty percent more expensive than the highest edition of XP (Pro). This is opposed to 100% more expensive (Vista Ultimate versus XP Pro). But fair enough, the price did drop somewhat

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  2. Master Chief

    Master Chief New Member

    Apr 15, 2009
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    Uh, open Terminal, type in sudo apt-get install wine, run your program, be happy.:rolleyes:

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