Android Tablet as 2nd Extended Desktop Display

You can only wrote what tools or things you used or links then i can try do that.

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  1. Download VMWare here:
    Download VMware Workstation Player | VMware

  2. Run installer from terminal:
    sudo Downloads/VMware-Player*

  3. Follow the instruction thereafter to install VMware Player.

  4. Download Windows iso from MS official site:
    Download Windows 10 Disc Image (ISO File)

Alternatively, you can use the older Windows CD/DVD as an installer.

  1. Search the tutorial on net for the best setting for Windows VM. Sorry I have no time to give you more detail but there are literally tonnes of tutorials on Youtube.
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I have taken research on internet and websides channel or tutorial guide how do that and I don't have a problem put any operative system in vmware but it was very unstable and slowly. If someone watching my topic where I tried do that.
I can wait a month or half year if this will working.
You talking about this tutorial.

OK. No rush here re Wine and MS-Office, so rest easy.
I will assume your subsequent post re VMware was not in reply to me. I don't plan to install VmWare just for MS-Office.

It is for @Bourne :slight_smile:

I have been using VM Windows over 5 years and I've never experience a single stability/performance issue.

You might want to check the memory CPU core allocation in your settings. When it comes to VM more is NOT always better. It is a balance between the host OS and guest OS that is important. If you give too much resource to guest OS, it will cause an instability.

Yes probably i doing something wrong.

My 5 years+ experience tells me so :wink:

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Copy my psychical drive for vmware soon testing. Going very fast.

Apparently this VirtScreen solution is supposed to work and also fix my visual artifacts on my second display. However, I haven't been able to get the initial intel xorg file to save.

This guy at this youtube video tried to explain, but, I was unsuccessful.

I'm probably just doing something wrong. Logging out and Rebooting does nothing for me in creating a Virtual Head.

Would anyone be willing to try and then explain to the newbie me? LOL.

I was able to successfully install & activate on CrossOver (14-days trial) today:

M$ Office 2010 Pro Plus Student Edition from ISO image. It automatically chose 32-bit. Service Pack 2 works too.

M$ Office 365 (University Provided) 32-bit EXE installer from M$ Website.

I couldn't get ProWritingAid-M$ Office Plug-in to install.

I also got WeChat Desktop app to install and work. Only thing is, in videoconferences, the other sides video is sideways. I couldn't get my laptop camera to work on Wine5.03-zorin2. But works in CrossOver 21 (based on Wine 6.0). Might be better in never Wine versions, as it's now up to 6.18 release.

Chinese language:

  1. sudo nano /etc/locale.gen and uncomment the line of 'zh_HK.UTF-8' and save it. Uncomment any other languages code you need.
  2. sudo locale-gen for applying the change.
  3. Start CrossOver by this command from terminal: LC_ALL=zh_HK.UTF-8 LANG=zh_HK.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=zh_HK.UTF-8 /opt/cxoffice/bin/crossover

If this work for you, you can modify 'Exec' section in /usr/share/applications/cxmenu-cxoffice-0-29ra4ke-CrossOver.desktop to make it looking like this:

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Type=Application
X-Created-By=cxoffice-0
Categories=X-cxmenu-cxoffice-0-29ra4ke;
StartupNotify=true
StartupWMClass=crossover
Icon=cxmenu-cxoffice-0-crossover
Exec=env LC_ALL=zh_HK.UTF-8 LANG=zh_HK.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=zh_HK.UTF-8 /opt/cxoffice/bin/crossover %u
Name=CrossOver
Comment=Run Windows software with CrossOver

Then got Chinese to display and for input by setting OS system language, then logged into the language. I then logged back into Zorin in English. If needed, run im-config in terminal and choose ibus and logout then back in, reboot may be needed. CrossOver support helped.

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Thank you for testing this out.
I think I failed to mention in my previous postings that I also used Cross-over Linux instead of Wine.
In theory, Cross-over and Wine should work the same way.

I think so too. I read its website saying they're the same developers, but CrossOver paid further assist in development for both. Crossover is based on Wine with certain specific modifications I think.

Its lifetime option is a bit too expensive. I'm still considering the yearly or lifetime option, as I plan to eventually leave Windows eventually.

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Run Microsoft Windows software on Mac, Linux and Chrome OS | CodeWeavers this is what you mean?
Yeah lifetime is expensive.

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I actually submitted a few apps for compatibility issues during my 14-days trial now. I have two that don't install and one crashes upon loading. It's possible I'll get the lifetime license eventually....

Just thinking about it makes me :sob: for my tiny :bank: account.

VM solution is a free solution provided you already have a Windows licence.

My laptop is old and probably isn't powerful enough to efficiently run a VM. Also, I only have a 256GB M.2 SSD. No space in drive or my tiny desk to place external USB drives. LOL.

I forgot the spec of your machine. What was it?

Dell XPS 13-9343 Early 2015
Core i7-5500U 2.4Ghz
8GB RAM Soldiered
256GB Lite-On M.2 SSD SATA 2280
AX200 Wi-Fi 6 Card

It is better spec than my HP Elitebook.
It is enough to run VM.

You can keep your VM Windows on a USB connected HDD/SSD to save space on your internal drive.

The advantage is that you can easily move the VM to another machine with this external drive.