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Run Windows Applicatiosn on Ubuntu Linux
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Run Windows Apps 100% Seamlessly on Ubuntu!
Filed under: Howto, Microsoft
Author: Rami Taibah
I know t hat most of us Linux user usually cringe whenever we need t o *god f orbid* use a Microsof t

WIndows machine. So we creat ed applicat ions like Wine in an effort minimize t he cont act wit h t hat horrid machine. Wit h Wine a big percent age of Windows only apps could run on Linux, which more or less takes Windows out of the equation and lets us interact directly with our favorite App. Another solut ion of course would be inst alling Windows on a virt ual machine.

But running an app on a virt ual machine doesn\u2019 t eliminat e Windows from t he equat ion. Right ? So I will
show you now how t o run Windows apps 100% seamlessly on Ubunt u. You know somet hing like t his:
Tools
1. Windows inst alled on Vmware. ( I assume you have one or know how t o creat e one)
2.rdeskt op, you can grab t hat from apt -get or direct ly download it from t heir sit e
3.Seaml essRDP, download it an ext ract it in your Windows VM in c:/ seamless
What to do:
In Windows VM
1. In t he Windows VM, get t he local IP address of t hat machine using t he Ipconf ig command in DOS.
2. Also give t hat machine a st at ic IP (Not DHCP). This will help you lat er when invoking t he launch
command, you won\u2019 t need t o change t he IP everyt ime
3. Creat e a new Windows admin user, let \u2019 s call it Linux for now (Password:123123)
4. Finally, we want t o make Windows launch wit hout a Deskt op. So launch your regist ry edit or (regedit

in run) and navigat e t o: HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Soft ware -> Microsof t -> Windows -> Current Version -> Policies -> Explorer. Once t here creat e a new DWORD ent ry and call it \u201c NoDeskt op\u201d and t hen change it \u2019 s value t o 1.

On Ubuntu Linux
Right click on your deskt op and choose \u201ccreat e launcher\u201d . In t ype, keep it as is (applicat ion), for name
name it what ever you please (I named it Windows-VM), and in command t ype in \u201crdeskt op -A -s
\u2018 c:\seamless\seamlessrdpshell.exe c:\windows\explorer.exe\u2019 192.168.1.104 -u linux -p 123123?. Of
course you will need t o change t he IP t o your IP and t he password (123123) t o what ever password you
chose. That s it ! Double click on t he launcher and you will short ly get a t he Windows t askbar on t he
bot t om. Of course if you want t o t ot ally get rid of MS nuisance, j ust enable t he aut ohide opt ion
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Works a t reat , great for t est ing web applicat ions in all browser/ OS combinat ions\u2026Can run IE in its native
environment wit h ease.
A +1 for a very helpful and elegant solut ion!
Thanks a bunch\u2026
snapper
Sept ember 11t h, 2008 at 5:09 pm
This is a great hint . I have a Mac wit h Leopard and rdeskt op compiles j ust fine (wit h Dev Tools inst alled from
CD) and I was able t o run my windows app on my X11 inst allat ion j ust fine. Took about 3 minut es t o do.
Antony Jones
Sept ember 11t h, 2008 at 5:16 pm
Why wouldn\u2019 t you j ust use virt ualbox which has t his built in?
Noddy
Sept ember 11t h, 2008 at 5:30 pm
ummm\u2026 virt ualbox in seamless mode? much simpler.
Rami Taibah
Sept ember 11t h, 2008 at 5:31 pm
@snapper t hanks, t hat s good t o know
@Ant ony Jones: I honest ly didn\u2019 t know t hat virt ualbox had such a feat ure, reading comment s on Digg made
me realize t hat . It does sound a much bet t er solut ion, haven\u2019 t t ried it yet .
lazybit
Sept ember 11t h, 2008 at 5:52 pm
@Rambi
it doesnt only seem like it , it works really nice t oo.
and installing using it is slightly simpler.
and t he good t hink is you can grab t he virt ualbox oss version for doing so, much nicer t han vmware.
JC
Sept ember 11t h, 2008 at 6:01 pm
This does have t he advant age t hat it does not have t o be run on a virt ual box. I have used t his t o run apps
from my office comput er locally via t he VPN, works j ust as well t hat way.
shiro
Sept ember 11t h, 2008 at 6:03 pm
is it good enough t o run games at full speed? can i finally dump my windows box
Userdenied
Sept ember 11t h, 2008 at 6:06 pm
I don\u2019 t know much about t he VM soft ware being used here. I\u2019 ve only used so far in a full windows
environment so I have a few quest ions.
How heavy is t his on resources? I would LOVE t o finally get off XP all t oget her, but I st ill want t o be able t o
game. I\u2019ve never t ried t o run anyt hing wit h heavy graphics in a VM environment . Will it run as fast but j ust use
more syst em resources?
none
Sept ember 11t h, 2008 at 6:11 pm
Horrid machine? Odd. Maybe you\u2019 re doing somet hing wrong. Windows is a source of employment and

ent ert ainment for me. I support about 400 PC\u2019 s at Honda. Windows allows t hem t o get work done at work and away from work. I only hear about problems wit h Windows on t he web. Usually, I only have hardware probelms at Honda.

Rami Taibah
Sept ember 11t h, 2008 at 6:11 pm
@shiro and Userdenied: Do you have examples of t he apps and/ or games you wish t o run on VM?
Rami Taibah
Sept ember 11t h, 2008 at 6:13 pm
@lazybit , I will def check it out ! It\u2019 s Rami not Rambi
@JC: Didn\u2019 t quit e get you, what do you mean?
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