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Running Windows 9x clients under Linux

By rhunter ·
I am a system administrator for a charity. They cannot afford a Windows NT server. I want to set up a Linux server. My question is, can all the windows applications, such as word, data-bases etc reside on, and be executed from the server when rquested by the Linux boxes? If so, how do install the Windows appplications on th Linux server box?

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by ddiall In reply to Running Windows 9x client ...

I think you could setup something like this with VMware - a software that allows you to run two or more OSs simultaneously (check www.vmware.com). But I doubt this could be a solution because of performance problems andyou would need to buy the necessary licenses for NT, Office, etc...

Maybe you should choose using StarOffice or AbiWord, both *free* fully-fledged office bundles, mostly compatible with MS Office. Lastly, I know there is also a WordPerfect implementation from Corel (I think), but I don't know about licensing.

Good luck.

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by rhunter In reply to Running Windows 9x client ...

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by ww In reply to Running Windows 9x client ...

Hi
Let me get this straight You want to setup a Linux server which will contain the binaries for running windows apps - like word etc- and start them of a shared drive!. If so then the most simple way to go would be to install the server with samba. Create a bunch of shares. Make the connection from the win9x client to the share which will contain the windows-apps binaries and run a setup to the network drive
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by igorw In reply to Running Windows 9x client ...

You nedd to setup a file server to serve this Windows applications (for example NFS) and a windows emulator - wine - for the clients. Unfortunately, not all programs work perfectly under wine - and you should expect Microsoft programs not to work atall
(no, they don't use undocumented features :) )

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by .carini.net In reply to Running Windows 9x client ...

StarOffice comes with Windows or Linux flawors for 0 U.S.$. It is slower than MS Office but with the mony saved on MS Office License you can buy a faster computer and still keep some money.

It is even possible (it requres some tweaking with X terminal authorization) to run StarOffice on server (but you need a good one) and have a minimal Linux client.

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by billn In reply to Running Windows 9x client ...

You should be able to install most MS and other applications onto a Linux server using an Admin install

1. createa share for all users or the appropriate group.

2. Run the admin setup for the program.
Ussually \setup /a from a workstation for Microsoft Applications.

NOTE: Most oem copies of the software do not have this option. Check the documention and setup instructions for the software and the appropriate Knowledge base.

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