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Thar
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Virtualization Question

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I'm finding I want to / need to boot into Windows 2k less and less, but I do still keep a dual boot machine.

My question is this: Is there a way to use virtualization technology to run a windows app, using the windows kernel etc., while the rest of the system is still in Linux, but have the windows app just function like a window on my X desktop? I'd prefer not to have all of Windows, desktop and all, in the window, but rather, just the app. This may not be possible, but I figured it was worth asking.

Alternatively, if I had one PC running windows, could I use that, over a network, to display apps to a different PC in a window?
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I think you're asking for a compatibility layer. Wine is an open-source compatibility layer for Linux and Mac OS. It supports Windows 7 and older based programs. Here's a link: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... SDlvUPEhXG
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For Windows-to-Windows connections, Remote Desktop supports what you're asking using a feature called RemoteApp. You can see if that feature is supported by some Linux clients (Google comes up with at least SeamlessRDP, which sounds like what you're looking for... I didn't look into it though).
If your app works in Wine, that is indeed a nice option of course.
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For virtualization, I would suggest using Azure windows virtual desktop will be helpful!
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This means that if configured correctly, it will work on Linux. I'm right?
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ragarlev wrote: Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:51 am This means that if configured correctly, it will work on Linux. I'm right?
What is the "it" in this case? RemoteApp?
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