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Re: [FT897] Re: Dedicated Laptop Operating System Suggestions

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  • D.J.J. Ring, Jr.
    I run Windows 7 in Virtual Box inside Ubuntu. That s a good place for Windows - inside a decent operating system like Ubuntu which is rock stable. 73 David J.
    Message 1 of 11 , Jul 3, 2011
      I run Windows 7 in Virtual Box inside Ubuntu.

      That's a good place for Windows - inside a decent operating system like
      Ubuntu which is rock stable.


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      On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Charles Scott <cscott@...>wrote:

      > All:
      > For the "unwashed" among us who are not Unix/Linux geeks, there's some
      > real good Linux distributions now that take care of just about
      > everything. My personal preference is Ubuntu and 11.04 seems to be
      > installing flawlessly on just about everything I try these days.
      > Software management is a breeze in most cases and if you want to get
      > under the hood...it's Linux! It's so good I'd put it on my wife's
      > computer if her work didn't have stupid proprietary garbage that needs
      > to run in an all Microsoft environment.
      > I also recommend VirtualBox over bothering with Wine. I've been running
      > VMWare Workstation for years and was really surprised at how good
      > VirtualBox was at installing and running a range of operating systems.
      > Need DOS? No problem, simply download FreeDOS and install it. Windows
      > 2000, XP, and Windows 7 have all installed fine under VirtualBox for me
      > running on a Ubuntu system.
      > http://www.virtualbox.org/
      > The one thing I haven't tried yet is programing older radios with DOS
      > applications under VirtualBox. VMWare and Wine both have a problem with
      > this because the serial data seems to be buffered and some of those
      > older radio programing utilities need to accurately pace the serial data
      > for the radios to read it. I still have an older system that can boot
      > into DOS directly for that.
      > Firefox and even LibreOffice (better than OpenOffice -- why spend $$s
      > with Microsoft?) along with a good range of Ham radio applications can
      > be installed right from the software manager.
      > Well, that's my recommendation anyway.
      > Chuck - N8DNX
      > On 7/3/2011 6:58 AM, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
      > > It should have WINE in it, and with WINE you can download a Windows exe
      > file
      > > and install it. It will appear under the menu under WINE applications.
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