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  1. #1

    Thumbs down Making Windows Screensavers to run on Linux

    I have Fedora and Ubuntu on 2 different PCs, Now I want to run some of my MS Windows Based Screensavers(namely Nature Illusion), on Linux.
    1 How can I do that.?
    2. is there a way to convert those Screensavers to run on Linux distributions..? I mean can I have some compiler which can decompile and recompile those savers to run without any external help, on LInux.?
    3. is there any opensourse software available for authoring / creating screensavers for Linux like --Nufsoft Nature Illusion (for windows) ..?

    Thank U for taking time to even read this.


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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    Windows binaries and Linux binaries are unrelated. You may be able to get the screensaver working under Wine, but I don't think it'll be fully functional under Linux in the screensaver capacity. You would need the original source code and the skill to translate the necessary elements. You will be able however to get the source code for existing screensavers if you wish to modify them.

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    1. using wine
    2. no
    3. you don't need any - a screensaver is just an application like firefox is. if you need such a program, your screensaver will be sh*tty anyway. there are already solutions for foto rotating

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