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[ Got Linux? ] Anyone running IM tools on Ubuntu/WINE? Please Advise...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by renegaderats, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. renegaderats

    renegaderats Junior Member

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    Whats up everyone,

    I was wondering if any of you are successfully running IM tools on ubuntu with WINE or any other linux based OS solution?
    I really like the idea of "free" software (free like a bird, not like a CPA) and would love to get off of bill gates dick.
    I would really appreciate any info at all from anyone using linux.

    Thanks,
    -RR
     
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    renegaderats Junior Member

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    100 views and not one responce huh? Thats okay I've already installed Ubuntu and will post updates as I try varrious IM softwares over the next few days. So far I'm loving Ubuntu btw.
     
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    I run Ubuntu as well but it's just simpler to run IM apps on a Windows platform rather than tangle with WINE settings. To be honest with you most of the IM apps are flaky enough on their own when running on Windows.
     
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    After a few days of poking around at this WINE configuration for IM apps I have to say your absolutly right, hopefully WINE will continue to be improved to a point that it can seemlessly handle all windows programs but as of now its just too much work to be able to run 40 or 50 % of my software.

    HOWEVER, I've come up with a differant solution, bypassing WINE alltogether. I would simply run a windows RDP in a minimizable window allowing me to seemlessly switch between the 2 operating systems. This should give me a 100% success rate while also alowing me to run cpu/memory/network intensive programs without bogging down my machine at all.

    There are some programs however that I will need on my primary machine (ie. photoshop) that would be too irritating to operate with any sort of ping/delay so for these programs WINE should be just fine... I hope.

    I'll post back again when I've put these theorys into action and let you guys know how it works.
    (If this is successfull I intend on installing ubuntu to my smartphone in which case I would be able to operate all of my IM software on the go without the need to carry around a computer bag... SWEEET!)
     
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    renegaderats Junior Member

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    Double Post
     
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    No.RuleZ Elite Member

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    wine runs win apps but not good emulation

    use a clean windows instalation for for your daily apps its the best u can do
     
  7. phirex

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    Virtualbox....
     
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    renegaderats Junior Member

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    Wow lol a VB is such a simple solution, problem solved... Thanks bro
     
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    mckanute Newbie

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    I've been using Ubuntu since 2007 though i currently prefer Linux Mint, its like an out-dated Ubuntu. I understand u want IM apps for your Linux box so using a visualizer is like running away from the very Linux. If that's what you want then Virtual-box, VMWare, Parallels are all good solutions - but that takes u back to windows/mac eh eh. Rather try Pidgin or Galaxium Messenger or Emesene. Don't abandon the open source world so soon. :)
     
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    Windows in a virtual machine my friend. That's what I'm doing on my Mac. You can do the same with Linux.

    I'm using parallels for Mac but there are many options such as virtual box etc.
     
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    I use linux and I do not think wine is a good solution. I use vmplayer to run my window based applications, and yes I rarely use window based applications. Window sucks but we are on earth because many thing suck, gravity is one of them.
     
  12. MiLiTARYiV

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    try VMWARE to run windows apps