QEX Collection CD-ROMs - On Linux

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by KC7RAD, Sep 16, 2019.

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  1. KC7RAD

    KC7RAD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Has anyone had any luck using the ARRL QEX Colletion CDRoms 1981-1998 on Linux? As it is, the CDRoms are a basic, rather old Windows install. The actual QEX editions are multi-page TIF files that are easy enough to look at, but I seem to remember the installed program containing a content index. I think that index is from the QEX.DAT file but I haven't looked deeply into pulling that file apart.

    _Ken
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  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Seems like a light-enough "payload" that you should be able to install and run using WINE.... have you tried that?

    Dave
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  3. KC7RAD

    KC7RAD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks Dave,
    No, I haven't yet tried WINE. I was hoping for a native Linux solution. :) But... I can certainly give it a try.

    TNX!
     
  4. W1VT

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  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Well, it sounds like it's a Windows installation package. If there isn't a Linux installer on the disc (which I'd really doubt ARRL would bother with) I can't think what other "native Linux" solutions there would be.

    But I'm guessing WINE would handle it just fine - just a light-duty Windows indexing program. Should work fine

    Dave
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