Re: 2.4.x kernel and deb support?
> Win4lin is an excelent peice of software
> and runs
> windows stuff better than windows
> However, when is support going to be
> released for
> the 2.4.x kernels!? 2.4.x has been out
> for almost
> 3 months now as 'stable' and yet there
> is still no
> sign of even a beta of the kernel
> modules. It
> wouldn't bother me so much if it was
> developed as open source, but its not,
> and I
> assume people are being paid to work
> on it!!
> Also, the lack of deb support in the
> versions is a shame although it is
> possible to
> modify the install scripts and remove
> references to rpm.
> I am sure these are things that will
> change, but a
> little more haste would be greatly
well of course win4lin version 3.0 with 2.4.x series and M$ network support did eventually come out (early June IIRC) and then the next topic inevitably moved up the users' wishlist! ...
I find W4L an excellent product much less resource hungry than some alternatives (I have a slack4/win4lin/win95 installtion on a 24 Mb DX4-100 laptop - try that with VmWare!). And it's much more stable with horrid M$ Office products that I sometimes have to use, than wine.
I'm sorry to learn that Debian users consider they're poorly served by the unholy practice of distributing in rpm only - but us benighted slack users have had to come to terms with it long ago.
So far everything I've seriously wanted to install that came in rpm format I've managed to, including several versions of win4lin - and one learns a lot in the process. But that's life^H^H^H^Hslack