[Dclug] new to list, new to linux - Problem Installing Ubantu
larry.howe at comjet.com
Wed Dec 20 21:34:18 EST 2006
On Wednesday 20 December 2006 14:24, Miguel González Castaños wrote:
> Zachariah Mully escribió:
> > On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 17:48 +0100, Miguel González Castaños wrote:
> >> I think using parallel VM for browsing sites that FF cannot see it is as
> >> We say in Spanish shooting flies using a canon...
> >> There is a project called ie for linux or ie4l for short, it is a debian
> >> package and installs you a gygwin version of IE ready to be launched for
> >> this...
> > Not if you have to use IE7, or do any testing (which is what we use VMs
> > for) of IE/Outlook/Office etc. As much as they'd like to tout it as way
> > to test sites on IE natively in Linux, I'd still be very hesitant to
> > trust it accurately representing the site.
> Ok, anyway, it uses the original IE, so It should be representing the
> site in the same way as It would do under Windows. If you wan to use it
> for exploring other software, that´s another matter. I still think that
> QEmu or VMware could work for that purpose
I feel somewhat the same way about emulators as I do about dual booting... why
bother? Yes there are niche applications where it may be useful. But it is so
easy to just set up a linux box and a windows box. Let the linux box do what
it does well, and let the win box do what it does well. In some ways, the
whole is greater than the sum.
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