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#1 02-08-2012 09:47:48

danny
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Registered: 04-11-2009
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need to swap hard drives. what do I need and dont need

The problem that I run into is I love the Open Office, I love some of the other products. There are just some products that absolutely require Microsoft, because the vendor does not compile them for other OS's.

Some of it, LINUX/UNIX does well, like copy CDs and DVDs regardless of protection (UNIX sees it as just a file and ignores any protection on it).

But are there any video or photo editing programs for RedHat or others that work well.
Mapping programs?
My solution is to take the 160G hard drive, load ESX virtualization (lots better then duel boots). ESX is a very secure small RedHat kernel which is pretty much invisible to the user.
Load my old XP somehow (50 gig or less)
Load new XP with only the programs I must have (20 gig or so)
Load RedHat desktop with everything that will do the tasks well. (30 gig)
Data  (remainder)

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#2 02-08-2012 09:48:43

gekim
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 63

Re: need to swap hard drives. what do I need and dont need

It's no problem. My unix machine runs commercial applications from the likes of Microsoft and Adobe. Even other OS's at the same time. Try running the Darwin kernal with X GUI on it. :D

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#3 02-08-2012 09:51:27

westside
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Registered: 10-05-2008
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Re: need to swap hard drives. what do I need and dont need

VMware has a tool to turn your existing Windows install into a virtual
machine.

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