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Old 21. Feb 2014, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This one looks quite impressive from the limited time I've had to play with it.

http://robolinux.org/

Not only is it a very decent distro for Linux, but also...

"you can run your Windows applications natively inside Robolinux and best of all, you don't need to worry about viruses or malware attacking Windows or your data because Robolinux allows you to run a clean new version of Windows and restore your shared Windows data folder from a synced but protected VM Data partition anytime you want to in just two clicks!"

All the gear you need to run a copy of XP or Windows 7 is included.

There's a good FAQ too with illustrations covering this and other items.
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A no go for me because it isn't possible to install from a live session and an internet connection must be set first for their "install" mode. This isn't possible for me because like thousands here I have a direct DSL cable connection with no router/modem, or a USB mobile broadband. Their support response was to take my machine to somewhere that has a different connection. Maybe I would have got a different answer if I used their paid support?

I also discovered you have to "donate" $1 to get the VM installers.

Another one destined for the scrap heap.
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A new version 7.8.1 promising lots of improvements is now released which I will try as soon as I get some free time. I dislike however their selective use of Distrowatch chart figures displayed under a "Why is Robolinux So Popular" heading. Every distro jumps up the chart when a new release comes out, if you use the 7 day filter option A more true reflection is the 6 month average which for Robolinux is at 21 and not 5 as per their selective statistic.
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in actually that they have created a rather neat solution,
no - it's an original idea, but they have polished the idea, quite well.

you can download their technique to some popular O/Ss like LinuxMint.
- but you do have to donate, to the actual software,
that converts a working windows O/S to a virtual O/S.

- their own Robolinux is based on Ubuntu.
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in actually that they have created a rather neat solution,
no - it's an original idea, but they have polished the idea, quite well.

you can download their technique to some popular O/Ss like LinuxMint.
- but you do have to donate, to the actual software,
that converts a working windows O/S to a virtual O/S.
This is true but it doesn't make it free and I had this discussion with their lead developer some months ago. I have no problem with folks charging for upgraded versions (Zorin) or for a support package, but IMO the marketing for Robolinux is misleading because you cannot do with it what it says you can unless you pay for the VM installer.
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Does anyone have Robo Linux 7.8.1 Gnome version installed and if so does it have the option in Preferences to move the window control icons(Minimize, Maximize, Close) on the windows to the left or to the right if you are using the built in video on your motherboard that is an Intel® Ivybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2 video chip set and not a PCI Express Video Card with Nvidia or AMD or the other supported chip set video cards will it not have the option to move the icons? I have Robo Linux 7.8.1 on my system which has a Asus Mother Board that has the Intel® Ivybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2 video chip set built in video chip set and Robo Linux does not have the option to move the Icons to the left or the right.
Do I need a video card with a supported chip set like Nvidia or AMD to have the option of moving th Icons to the left or right side of the windows?

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I never have had RoboLinux fully installed so can't help from experience but I see dconf is included in their package list so you should be able to accomplish this using dconf-editor.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/37751...-or-by-editing
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It would be nice to hear from someone who actually installed RoboLinux on their hard drive and then worked in Windows 7.

I'm kind of worried about doing that since my Windows 7 installation cd doesn't have all the drives and Office suite requires activation codes that i find annoying, but i prefer Word to LibreOffice Writer, so...
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