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Subject: Re: a dev question about the Sansa Clip

Re: a dev question about the Sansa Clip

From: Mark Allums <>
Date: Sat, 30 May 2009 23:15:18 -0500

Rafaël Carré wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Le Sat, 30 May 2009 15:40:00 -0500,
> "Scott Berry" <> a écrit :
>> Hello there,
>> At the moment I only have Windows. I do use Linux but do not have it
>> set up for my Net book. Is there a way to do this through Windows?
> You can use cygwin environment, see
> If you use Linux, I advise you to use it rather than cygwin since
> cygwin can be very problematic.
> - --
> Rafaël Carré

I have had good success with Debian Linux running under Windows Vista
64-bit using VirtualBox. I don't know how well that would work on a
netbook, and I do not know how easy it is for a blind person to set up,
but it is Real Linux, and Real Windows.

There are a couple of modes that may be useful. You can run the Linux
instance in a window or in full screen mode, and if you can use and want
to use a graphical desktop, VirtualBox has a screen mode called
"seamless" mode which might help, where the Linux screen merges into the
Windows screen. (This does require installing software inside the Linux
virtual machine, but it is no big deal.)

Once it is set up, it is easy to use. The counterpart works too:
Running VitrualBox on Linux, and Windows inside Virtualbox.

VirtualBox is currently free, although now that Oracle has bought out
Sun, things may change. But it works well, and it is stable for me.

Give it some thought!

Mark Allums
Received on 2009-05-31

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