240Views5Replies

Author Options:

Is there a free way to emulate Windows XP on a Linux based system? Answered

I'm getting a bit annoyed at Windows, and almost everything I use is freeware already anyway. My problem is that most, if not all, of the programs I use were designed for Windows. If I could make a Linux system work with all my Windows programs, I think I would be much happier.

Discussions

0
None
bwrussell

2 years ago

Have you looked into Linux equivalents for the Windows programs you use?

I feel like running Windows in a Linux Virtual Machine is just the annoyance of Windows with the extra layer of having to deal with a VM.

0
None
Joe Martin

10 years ago

Wine. Google it to see program compatibility.

0
None
UziMonkeyJoe Martin

Answer 10 years ago

Not all programs work with Wine. You can pick up a copy of VMWare and run a copy of Windows inside of Linux to run the applications you need. VMWare is an invaluable tool, well worth the money.

0
None
shaknaUziMonkey

Answer 9 years ago

Instead of paying out to use VMware, you could always use QEMU, which may be a little more difficult to get used to at first, however VMware is incredibly limited compared to it. And QEMU is open source ; )

0
None
11010010110

10 years ago

the advanced (not free) variants of wine - like crossover and cedega

reactos - a free os compatible with windows xp. currently very incomplete