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Which is easiest way to run tar.gz file on Windows XP ?

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  1. PraKs

    PraKs New Member

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    Hello all,

    Can someone tell me which will be "Easiest" way to run/install tar.gz files on Windows XP.

    I am aware that once can install Virtual PC/VM ware & install linux image, but just to test tar (in .py or .c) file of 20 kb, I do not want to open & start VM Ware from scratch taking huge amount of RAM. I do not want to shut down XP & reboot it with Linux CD.

    Any solutions ?
     
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    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

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    U can unzip .tar.gz wid 7zip......but i dnt knw if it'll install on windows.
     
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    You can definitely extract it by using extraction softwares but you cannot install from them on windows. Linux & Windows are completely different OS's.
     
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    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

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    My query also got cleard......!!!
     
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    aww I know that I cant install tar file on Windows

    Winrar can unrar even gz (gunzip) files, but how do I test it on Windows ? Is there any third party software ? heard of Cygwin but its too big with all packages
     
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    Test in the sense? Execute?
    I can't get you.
     
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    lol dude what r u talking abt ?? :lol:
     
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    Use Winrar.
     
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    It seems he wants an emulator for windows, just like wine in linux, but he is not able to get the word, "Emulator"
    I'm not sure of it but this just might be the solution: http://sourceforge.net/projects/line/
     
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    Yes Very much,

    I know that WinRAR can unrar gz file but how to execute for testing ?

    Kind of emulator..

    e.g. Test JAR file on computer using emulator on PC before transferring them to Mobile

    Same way how to test tar file on windows ?
     
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    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

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    Ur query is already answered by Cool Buddy......

    see his reply......
     
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    Thanks Cool G5

    Openlina sounds interesting.

    Out of all these will it run an applications with .py & .c or I need to install extra packages ?
     
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    I think you will need to install the libraries or so. But I don't know since I didn't try it. Please try & let us know :)
     
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    I tried with cygwin but it takes lots of space.

    Download is small but it takes too much of time to install packages later.

    Still looking out for something which can fit the bill of small size.
     
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    Wubi is a cool piece of software. I haven't tried it anytime though. :)
     
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    Aahhh yes Praks. This software was once discussed under Digit Magazine. I haven't tried it. Will try & get back with my review. :grin:
    Thanks for pointing out.
     
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    Thanks Cool G5

    Please test & give your input.
     
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