I’m currently running Fedora 14 but even with the aid of Wine, it cannot run all Windows programs. I thought to get around this by loading ReactOS as it is apparently - like Haiku - neither a Windows nor a Linux OS but likewise cannot run all Windows programs. Hopefully someone in the forum can advise whether Haiku will work for me or not.
An issue I encountered with ReactOS is the following when trying to run a particular software designed for Windows after copying it over from another drive:
This setup requires the .NET Framework v2.0. Please download and install the .NET Framework v2 and run this setup again. Do you want to download the framework now? YES, NO
Of course I chose YES and absolutely nothing happened but I should mention also that I cannot connect to the internet with ReactOS either as the ‘Device Installation’ screen appears looking for the ethernet controller. Apparently ReactOS is really not ready for prime time and still in alpha stage 10 years into its development from what I understand.
The software download page is:
It says the following:
System Requirements & Download
Required Item Recommended
Operating System - Windows XP SP2 and up
- Windows 7 supported
- 1 GB RAM and up
Software .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 or higher
Installing .NET Framework
- To manually check it your system has Microsoft.NET Framework
o Select “Start” from your desktop menu, then “Control Panel” and locate “Microsoft .NET Framework” within “Add or Remove Programs”.
- Download the Microsoft .NET Framework for 32-bit computers here
- Download the Microsoft .NET Framework for 64-bit computers here
I was advised ‘forget it. .Net will never run on ReactOS, no matter how much time and work you invest.
You’ll need a proper MS product for this; nothing else will do’.
Does anyone think it will run on Haiku? Is .NET Framework 2.0 supported or am I just wasting my time trying to get EZTrader to run on Haiku?
Many thanks to anyone who can advise.