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Old 25. Jan 2015, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We have opened this thread in response to Linux related comments originally posted under this article.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...s-included.htm

Related is this new article that was also written in response to these comments.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...choice-you.htm

The original comments have now been removed from the first article because they were off topic and are now copied below to form a basis for discussion in this thread.
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Old 25. Jan 2015, 01:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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by vandamme on 24. January 2015 - 15:33 (120732)
David:

You still have to install Windows into the VM. Of course you can install a VM into any Linux, but RoboLinux simply comes with a virtual machine all ready to go. (I wasn't impressed looking at the description on Distrowatch; old kernel, etc.)

A VM is great if you need that ONE program or piece of hardware that only works in Windows, and won't work in Wine. And vice versa: old hardware that won't work in your Windows, but Linux has the driver (like a scanner I have).

And yes, MC, you need a prominent article for Windows users, explaining in n00b terms what Linux is all about and why they should care, and how to choose between them. Maybe you have one, but it doesn't stand out.
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by David Roper on 23. January 2015 - 1:56 (120712)
It has to be a FREE upgrade from my Win 7, otherwise my machine changes to LINUX Ubuntu or whatever is the best at the time and bye bye Microsoft. Robolinux reportedly will run Win XP and Win 7 software. That looks good to me. Dunno.

http://www.robolinux.org/
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by Bruce_Fraser on 23. January 2015 - 13:17 (120715)
Moderator: Perhaps we can start another article on RoboLinux. I can see this thread quickly being overtaken by a discussion of Windows running in virtual machines.
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by MidnightCowboy on 23. January 2015 - 14:03 (120717)
Thank you for your concern. We will address this if and when it happens. There is already a forum thread into which such comments can be directed. MC - Site Manager.

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