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Old 03-22-2002
VMWare starts at about $300 USD for the workstation edition, all the way up to several thousand for "mainframe class" versions. With this product, you could build a Windows machine on top of a Linux workstation, or a Linux workstation on top of Windows. You could essentially run any OS that would normally run on Intel hardware, if I understand correctly...

CygWin is absolutely free - the catch is that you have to download it. You can't buy a CD for it, that I know of.

There is also U/Win, and I briefly tried that one out. Beware though, that if you install it on a workstation that's on a large domain, it'll try to mirror user folders like it were a server. It was pretty obtrusive, but I have't tried it on a standalone machine...

Those are the three main choices that I know of...

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WINETRICKS(1)						       Wine package manager						     WINETRICKS(1)

winetricks - manage virtual windows environments using wine SYNOPSIS
winetricks [options] [verb ... ] DESCRIPTION
winetricks is an easy way to work around common problems in Wine. It provides simple commands to tweak Wine settings, download and install missing Windows DLLs and fonts, or install various games or apps with appropriate workarounds for the current version of wine. It can be used via gui or commandline. The commandline mode is intended both for interactive use and as a building block in fancier wine frontends and in automated regression testing. winetricks with no arguments displays a GUI using either Zenity or Kdialog. OPTIONS
--force Don't check whether packages were already installed --gui Show gui diagnostics even when driven by commandline -k, --keep_isos Cache isos (allows later installation without disc) --no-clean Don't delete temp directories (useful during debugging) --no-isolate Don't install each app or game in its own bottle -q, --unattended Don't ask any questions, just install automatically -r, --ddrescue Retry hard when caching scratched discs --showbroken Even show verbs that are currently broken in wine -v, --verbose Echo all commands as they are executed -h, --help Display this message and exit -V, --version Display version and exit Commands: list list categories apps list list verbs in category 'applications' benchmarks list list verbs in category 'benchmarks' dlls list list verbs in category 'dlls' games list list verbs in category 'games' settings list list verbs in category 'settings' list-cached list cached-and-ready-to-install verbs list-download list verbs which download automatically list-manual-download list verbs which download with some help from the user list-installed list already-installed verbs prefix=foobar select WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.local/share/wineprefixes/foobar EXAMPLES
To see list of available packages to install: winetricks list-download To install a package: winetricks 7zip ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
Wine checks several environment variables on startup: WINEPREFIX If set, this specifies the location of the default .wine directory ( usually $HOME/.wine ). WINE If set, this specifies which wine binary to use by default XDG_CACHE_HOME If set, this is path to system's user data cache (default: $HOME/.cache) W_CACHE path to Winetricks' user data cache (default: $XDG_CACHE_HOME/winetricks} AUTHORS
Dan Kegel, Austin English, and many others. For a complete list, please see the "Copyright" section in the file 'winetricks'. COPYRIGHT
winetricks is made available under the terms of the LGPL license. A copy of the license is in the file COPYING in the top-level directory of the source distribution. BUGS
Bugs may be reported at AVAILABILITY
The most recent version of winetricks can be downloaded from The latest snapshot of the code may be obtained via svn; see For further information about winetricks see SEE ALSO
wine(1) Winetricks 20110429 April 2011 WINETRICKS(1)

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