[SATLUG] Day of Reckoning

Andrew Pickens wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 11 10:06:52 CST 2008


Thanks, Borries. That helps a lot.

Andy

Borries Demeler wrote:
>> WMWare. OK, I'll have to learn about that, too.
>>     
>
> Andrew,
>
> 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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