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MS VC++6.0 on Redhat

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Well, since I saw a person who actually installed Windows 2000 in Linux VM Ware and then run the whole OS inside a Linux window, installing and running VS should be cakewalk. Don''t ask me how cause I''m clueless too.

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As I understand it, VMWare does a software emulation of the hardware for the system to Windows. For all purposes, Windows is running just as if it was sitting on a computer normally. There isn''t any software emulation of the operating system software itself going on ... because of that there isn''t really any limitation to what you can install on it.

VMWare is a great system... I use it at work all the time, just because I love the stability and general organization of the Linux operating system, but must have Windows installed because of the software our company uses. The only problem I''ve ever had with it is a slight slowdown for hard drive access and such.

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Yeah. Correct me if I''m wrong... the hardware it uses is just a software layer which interfaces/redirects to your actual computer hardware. In other words... the VMWare system creates an independent software video card, then draws what is sent to that "virtual" video card that Windows sees onto your actual screen.

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I''m not very clued up on Linux, but I hear that Wine has hardware support for DirectX up to DX 5. Can anyone clarify this, as I''m way out of my depth here.

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It''s called WineX and, like Wine itself, is not guaranteed to work with all applications. WineX is even less mature than Wine, and consequently more prone to failure.

For more information on Wine and its associated projects, check out WineHQ.

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Thanks to Kylotan for the idea!

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Just a question... why ???

If you''re developping for linux, you already have the tools natively available (g++, KDevelop...).

If you''re developping for windows, you''re much better off running windows, if only when you want to test your programs.

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even when you get it working, it''ll compile win32applications.
and to run them you need windows or an emulator..
stick with windows if you want vc..

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quote:
Original post by Fireberg 2k
I have no clue what Redhat is... ;.


Redhat is a particular Linux distribution. There are several Debian, SuSe, Mandrake, etc... Redhat is one of the more popular distributions.

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