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Offline ayyon2157

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will any linux programs run old windows?
« on: November 29, 2009, 11:28:52 PM »
     I have been wanting to go to Linux, but have some old windows 95/ME programs which I wouldn't want to lose.  Will any of the Linux family run Windows?

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Re: will any linux programs run old windows?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 12:10:38 AM »
A great many of the older Windows apps have been made to run in WINE.

My guess is there is about an 80% or greater success rate now in running apps for Win XP or before.

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Re: will any linux programs run old windows?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009, 02:58:33 PM »
You can always do a dual boot install to get your feet wet.  It's pretty easy.
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