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Re: Virtual Box

 On Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:40:51 -0500 
"Charles C. Bennett, Jr." <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> As for getting windows apps to sit on your Linux desktop, managed by 
> your window manager AFAIK Wine is the only game in town.  Wine uses your 
> host UI infrastructure (X11) to display your stuff and each application 
> is jacked into the currently running X11 window manager. 

Agreed here. I used WINE/CrossoverOffice for a number of years, but 
there were some apps, such as RealPlayer that don't work under 
WINE/Crossover. (And the Big Brother feeds need MSIE validation). I 
tried installing RealPlayer 10 under Crossover, but it failed. And the 
native Linux RealPlayer, while it works well, cannot be used with the 
specific feeds my wife wanted.  I install MSIE under WINE on all of my 
systems because there is always an ornery web site where Firefox is not 

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