posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 02:58 AM
I have yet to hear many good things about Lindows, and there are other solutions that have yielded far better results. First there is windows
emulation via Wine, which works for some apps, but not every single one. Then there is VM Ware which allows you to run a instance of another OS
inside a host OS, for example running a copy of Xwindows/KDE runnin in VM Ware which itself can be installed on Windows or Linux platforms.
Unfortnately the idea of blending two very different operating systems is probably never going to have good results, because the operating systems are
just too different. From what I have heard the latest release of the 2.6 kernel supports a very limited form of writing to NTFS partitions, where
before only Read-Only was supported.
With each passing year more software is designed to be cross-platform, or at least be ported over to other OS'es, so eventually a user could go
pure-linux if they wanted without remaining bound to Windows for things such as Photoshop and VB/Visual Studio. Of course hopefully this will take
place after SCO has been thoroughly trounced in court and sent running with their tail between their legs.