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  1. #1

    comments re: Lindows/Linspire 4.5


    has anyone heard of/had experience with Lindows/Linspire 4.5?
    I am about to purchase a $200 comp from frys and i was wondering if anyone has had experience with that os.

    good or bad experience?

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    Well it runs any windows program as well as linux programs Thats what they said when it first came out load of balls it was

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    Linspire is a ****** distro which embarrases linux. If you want a distro that can run Windows programs you can try Xandros 3 Deluxe Edition or Linare Linux.

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    so this is really strange, win programs use mfc or win32 api & linux uses a well defined api, so how can it be possible to run both.

    can u say a little more about why it sucks?

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    not sure how the kernel can support both win32 & *nix system calls?

    they are very different indeed. also, the whole architecture of windows is very different from linux. i am quite puzzeled on how this os can succeed.

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    they use an emulator that can emulate the windows environment

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    Linspire uses Wine/CrossOver Office to run Windows apps just like any other distro.

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