[SATLUG] Day of Reckoning

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Thu Dec 11 10:03:35 CST 2008

> WMWare. OK, I'll have to learn about that, too.


VMWare is a package that allows you to run Windows underneath Linux.
There are two ways to do it:

get the free vmware player and run an image of a Windows installation
(can be any OS, all of win95, win2k, NT, XP, etc. work under VMWare).
You need to have an image made by someone else. Once you got that,
you can modify the image and add software of your liking.

The other option is to buy a copy of VMware and make the image yourself.

At any rate, this gives you a full-featured Windows version to run
underneath of Linux, within a window. And you can install any windows
software inside this image and use it as if you were running it natively.

I also like VMWare since the image can be simply copied for backup
somewhere else.

Regards, -Borries
> Andy
> Borries Demeler wrote:
> >> Andrew Pickens wrote:
> >>     
> >>> Tax time is coming.  I have been using Ubuntu, and my Windows XP is 
> >>> broken.  How do Linux users do their income tax?  Do I have to fix 
> >>> Windows so I can run a tax program?
> >>>       
> >> Do you really need a tax program?  Are you filing a 1040EZ, 1040A, or 1040.  How 
> >> many schedules.  I admit that my filings are not that complicated, but I can sit 
> >> down with the instructions and have things done in a couple of hours.
> >>
> >>    -- Bruce
> >>     
> >
> > For those of us with more complicated taxes, I have been using Intuit's
> > turbotax under VMWare using my old win2k package. I like being able to
> > import from my Quickenbooks accounting package and have it autofill the
> > relevant fields in the Turbotax program. I also don't like to go out and
> > store my tax info on the web on someone else's server. I have been using
> > this solution since the times of WABI using win 3.1 (anyone remember this?).
> > When VMWare became available, I switched.
> >
> > -b.
> >   
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