Subject: RE: support for a small US college going GNU?
From: "Chris Maeda" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 03:16:52 -0400

Citrix vs WTS -- Citrix appears to support Linux clients while I'm willing
to bet that WTS does not.

If the app is mission critical (and therefore not easily substituted), then
Citrix is really the only viable approach.  You would be nuts to bet the
farm on Wine in its current state, and running the app in VMWare requires
you to buy a Windows license and a VMWare license, which ends up being more

-----Original Message-----
From: Karsten M. Self [] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1:18 AM
Subject: Re: support for a small US college going GNU?

Anyhow, the upshot is that for compatibility, you've got a number of
options, and they're not exclusive:

  - Find a native port of a legacy MS Windows app (e.g.:  Firefox, OOo).

  - Find equivalent functionality in an alternate native application
    (e.g.:  Gimp vs. Photoshop (flames to /dev/null))

  - Run the legacy MS Windows app remotely (Citrix, WTS, VNC) and access
    it from GNU/Linux (rdesktop, VNC).

  - Run the legacy MS Windows app within a compatibility environment

  - Run the legacy MS Windows application within an emulated /
    virtualized environment (VMWare, qemu, Xen).