1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Which Linux distro do I need for this app?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by miracleboy, 31 Jan 2007.

  1. miracleboy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,313

    Want to dual boot Linux on my home PC so I can run an app, and these are the requirements - does it matter which one I use, and is Red Hat equivalent to Fedora now (bearing in mind I want a free one)...

    Requirements

    IntelĀ® processor-based PC, network card, 128 MB main memory minimum (256 MB recommended), 250MB free hard disk space (minimum)

    Linux installed, running, and networked (Tested on Red Hat Linux 7.1 through 9.0, SUSE 8.1 and 8.2)

    Installer must be logged on as root
     
  2. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,741

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    Fedora is simply the unstable branch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I reckon it would do just fine for you.
     
  3. miracleboy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,313

    Yeah, I just download VMware player and I'm going to install Fedora using that so I can test the app on my work laptop - I might even be able to run it within that without having to dual boot my home PC.
     
  4. StuntMonkeh

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Aug 2003

    Posts: 224

    I've downloaded and installed the trial version of Paralells which appears to be working okay at the moment. Its installing Ubuntu to a virtual drive as I speak.
     
    Last edited: 31 Jan 2007
  5. 900I

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Jul 2003

    Posts: 336

    Location: Wakefield

    There's also Virtualbox
     
  6. StuntMonkeh

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Aug 2003

    Posts: 224

    Virtualbox works okay for me + its free. The only problem I am having is getting the VM to full screen. I can get full screen but the display does not get any bigger if that makes sence all I get is a black border. Is there a fix for this?
     
    Last edited: 31 Jan 2007