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Old 21. Nov 2012, 01:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Weird Question re: Windows XP and LMDE

I am getting ready to wipe my hard drive and re-install Windows XP SP3 and Linus Mint Debian. I have 2 programs which will not run on LMDE or any other Linux distro I've tried, even with WINE; these are JRivers Media Jukebox and Movie Organizer. Since I've got some 10k files in the jukebox which are labeled by genre, artist, etc and smartlisted, switching to Banshee or another such program would be a bear. Movie Organizer likewise is a catalog of my 600+ dvd's and would be a bear to put in another program.

My Questions:

1) Would it be best to install Windows XP and LMDE as a dual boot or put Windows XP into a VirtualBox within LMDE?

2) If I use the VirtualBox approach, can I listen to my jukebox music while using the LMDE for email, browsing, writing in OfficeLibre, etc?

Computer:
2.66 Pendium D
2 Gigs of RAM
320 G HDD which is about 1/3rd filled. There is also a second 160 G HDD installed.

Opinions and suggestions appreciated.
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Old 21. Nov 2012, 06:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd put windows in virtualbox if you don't see yourself using it for anything other than the two apps. You'll be able to run the programs fine and if you setup a share folder, it'll be easy to add new music

I also pm you a suggestion, not a freeware so I can't post it :S
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Eyeb, I have the same problem with a couple of win-doze apps and Linux.
Would you please also tell me your suggestion via PM ?
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Old 27. Nov 2012, 02:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd put windows in virtualbox if you don't see yourself using it for anything other than the two apps. You'll be able to run the programs fine and if you setup a share folder, it'll be easy to add new music
I agree that would definitely be the best approach in my mind.
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