Except for graphics-intensive programs (e.g., Coot, Pymol), it is
possible to run Linux within a VM in windows, and you can even share
files with the other OS. I actually do it the other way 'round, running
Windows in Linux via wine to have a one-box solution for processing data
from our Oxford Diffraction instrument for which the software,
CrysalisPro (unfortunately) runs only on Windows at the present.
I would personally find doing my entire workflow in Windows somewhat
excruciating, especially for maintaining multiple student workstations
and data servers. Linux is much easier to maintain for protein
crystallography work, I think, for a variety of reasons.
Roger S. Rowlett
Gordon & Dorothy Kline Professor
Department of Chemistry
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
On 10/14/2016 11:14 AM, Mark J van Raaij wrote:
our institution requires me to provide a reasoning not to buy a Windows
computer (I want to buy a new MacOSX system), so I am looking for software that
does not run or is limited on Windows.
Available on Windows but with significant limitations
Phenix (no MR-Rosetta, no parallelization)
CCP4 (limitations on file-names)
Please correct me if pertinent and provide additional examples if possible.
Mark J van Raaij
Dpto de Estructura de Macromoleculas
Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia - CSIC
calle Darwin 3
E-28049 Madrid, Spain
tel. (+34) 91 585 4616