On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 4:23 PM, Don Flowers <donr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am running vDOS on Linux Mint 18 through WINE, haven't noticed any
> problems yet, but since it is no longer open source ...


I haven't tried running vDOS or anything else under Wine.  I have no
need to.  I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu Linux off an SSD, and
switching environments takes under a minute.  If I need to do
something specific to an OS, I boot into it.

I'm not enough of an open source purist that the current status of
vDOS will affect whether I run it, and I believe the vDOS fork with
LFN support I use *is* still open source.  But I'm not dead set
opposed to proprietary code under Linux if I need the functionality.
I currently use proprietary Intel microcode to better support the Xeon
CPU in the desktop box, and I'm evaluating installing the proprietary
AMD-ATI Linux graphics driver in place of the open source version
currently installed.  It's a complex exercise, so the question is
whether the performance gain justifies the effort required.

But it's good to know vDOS runs under Wine, if you are someone who
might need to.

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