Re: [FT897] Re: Dedicated Laptop Operating System Suggestions
- 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:
> 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.
> 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
> > and install it. It will appear under the menu under WINE applications.
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