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    DeepDayze
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  • DeepDayze
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    Originally posted by rabcor View Post
    That's kinda cool, although what I would really like to be able to do is replace the desktop shell of windows with a Linux desktop environment, like enlightenment or openbox or something, and make the windows look and behave like a linux machine, but with the ability to run windows binaries natively.
    Now THAT would be nice to have, for those Win-things you still need to use (but without the viruses or crap)

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  • RealNC
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  • RealNC
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    We had Wine, now we also have Fine.

    (Foreign linux Is Not an Emulator.)

    Heh heh.

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  • carewolf
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  • carewolf
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    Originally posted by profoundWHALE View Post
    We have a winner. Lets spam the guys at Foreign LINUX until this is the official name.
    I will call it ENWI, hmm? (Emulator Not Wine Is, hmm?)

    It works in so many context. I Enwi this Linux app. Enwi brings Linux apps to Windows...
    carewolf
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    Last edited by carewolf; 13 March 2015, 11:58 AM.

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  • zerothis
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  • zerothis
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    Bash, Nano, Vim, Pacman, Wget can already be run on Windows, natively.

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  • NullDevice
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  • NullDevice
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    Necessity is the mother of all inventions.

    So many years of improvements and the kernel is still sorely lacking a descent BSOD, something had to be done ! Now Linux binaries will have their fair chances at last.

    Seriously, this is really nice, much potentials.

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  • gigaplex
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  • gigaplex
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    Originally posted by tuxd3v View Post
    You right!
    I lost almost 3 Hours, trying to find the problem he said exist, and in the end, the problem was behind the keyboard or...HIMSELF...he was using a MS windows computer to administrate Unix Like machines...
    You never actually said what the actual problem was. Putty (or whatever SSH client you prefer) works just fine on Windows. Simply running SSH from a Windows client won't break a Linux server.

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  • david_lynch
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  • david_lynch
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    Originally posted by rabcor View Post
    That's kinda cool, although what I would really like to be able to do is replace the desktop shell of windows with a Linux desktop environment, like enlightenment or openbox or something, and make the windows look and behave like a linux machine, but with the ability to run windows binaries natively.
    Meh. A curiosity, nothing more. As Linux users who might occasionally need to run some pesky legacy windows app, this is pretty much the inverse of what we need.

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  • Nobu
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  • Nobu
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    "ENIW Now Invades Windows"

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  • hhbt
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  • hhbt
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    That's the stupidest thing I have ever heard

    Who would EVER run windows as a native OS??? tsk. tsk. tsk.

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  • schmidtbag
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  • schmidtbag
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    Originally posted by eydee View Post
    I don't really see the point. (Except from it being a challenge for the programmers...) Open source software can just be ported and run natively.
    True, and almost all closed-source programs are also on Windows too.

    The main benefit I can see of stuff like this (if cygwin can't do it - I'm not sure) is running X applications over SSH.

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