kHi again All,
I have recently installed, and sorted Linux Mint 13, Cinnamon version.
It is absolutely essential that I am able to use my MS based CAD applications. WINE only seems to give access to the most basic Windows Apps, such as "Notepad", so I thought that VirtualBox might be the answer.
When I visited the VirtualBox website, however, I found that, although my WinXP64 is supported, none of the 'Mint' variants of Linux are listed. The later 'Ubuntu' and 'Debian' variants all, it says, "work with additions". 'Red Hat Linux 9' and Mandrake 9.2' are reported by users to "work without additions", but this is not verified by Oracle, whilst 'Mandriva 2008' has 'VirtualBox 1.5' installed by default.
All very confusing.
Has anybody any recommendations, preferably based on first hand experience, of which Linux variant might be the best to use, bearing in mind my need to have access to CAD software written for Windows. I know I could use the dual boot system and switch from one to the other, but I would really rather not.
I know I have a sorted 'Mint' but, after all the good advice I have had, all stored and hard-copied, so am not bothered about the idea of wiping that hard drive and installing a different variant. It's only time, after all
I guess that most Linux users will have their own favourite, but it will be great to hear from someone who has used more than one, with 'VirtualBox' or a similar application, and has a preference, and their reasons for that preference.