Life without Windows or OS X

GNU/Linux is quite possibly the most important free software achievement since the original Space War, or, more recently, Emacs. It has developed into an operating system for business, education, and personal productivity. GNU/Linux is no longer only for UNIX wizards who sit for hours in front of a glowing console. Are you thinking about switching to Linux and want to learn how to use it? Have you been using GNU/Linux for some time and want to learn even more? This is the place for you.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Run Windows programs inside Linux?

Back in sept. I talked about CodeWeaversā€™CrossOver Office 4.2 allowing you to install your favorite Windows productivity applications and plugins in Linux. Now there is CodeWeaversā€™ CrossOver Office 5.0.1 that enable increasing numbers of popular Windows applications, including games, utilities, and the most critical workplace applications, to operate cleanly on Linux desktops. Note: not all Windows-based programs will work with CrossOver Office.

If you're a gamer, you need Cedega software. Play hundreds of Windows-based games on linux - right out of the box. Cedega supports hundreds of games, including blockbuster hits such as Half-Life 2 and Bejeweled 2. MMPORG games such as City of Heroes, Star Wars Galaxies, and World of WarCraft. Note: not all Windows-based games will work with Cedega. New games are added all the time Click here to see a complete list. It cost about $60.00 for a subscription which includes one year of regular Cedega releases and technical support from the TransGaming staff. Plus, you also receive access to the TransGaming discussion forums and get to vote on the games and technologies you want TransGaming to work on next. Note: you need a major credit card to pay for the subscription.

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