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WinHex is Linux-compatible..

Postby KernelJ on Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:54 am

WinHex is an excellent all-in-one data manipulation tool. When I looked opened it in WINE and opened the about box, I saw a conspicuous "Linux detected".

In its "open disk" tool, the interface is changed slightly where you can input a "Linux device path". Running the software as root, it allows you raw access to partitions and data recovery.

I'm sure there are other similar Windows software that does low-level functions that work through WINE too. What's interesting with WinHex is that it has a kind of "Linux mode" and changes the interface.

Any other Easter Eggs found in Windows software that appears to Linux users?
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Re: WinHex is Linux-compatible..

Postby scorp123 on Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:59 am

KernelJ wrote: Running the software as root, it allows you raw access to partitions and data recovery.
BAD idea!! You shouldn't run such stuff as 'root'. You shouldn't run WINE as 'root'. You shouldn't touch your Linux partitions with such Windoze tools!

If you hose your partitions that way don't come crying! :lol:
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Postby KernelJ on Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:25 am

Yes, you're probably right. I wasn't intending on doing any data recovery with it. But they'd hardly include the functionality to access Linux devices if it didn't work reliably?

I have to say also that WinHex is one of the better Windows apps - zero bloat. Check out some of its registered users. But the newer .NET-based Windows apps are complete dirt in my layman's opinion.
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