winapps VS mackup

Compare winapps vs mackup and see what are their differences.

winapps

Run Windows apps such as Microsoft Office/Adobe in Linux (Ubuntu/Fedora) and GNOME/KDE as if they were a part of the native OS, including Nautilus integration. (by Fmstrat)

mackup

Keep your application settings in sync (OS X/Linux) (by lra)
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23 days ago 11 days ago
Shell Python
- GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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winapps

Posts with mentions or reviews of winapps. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-17.
  • Show HN: Qvm-create-windows-qube: The most secure and private way to run Windows
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-17
    My pleasure!

    That feature is currently in the works (officially speaking) for Windows 10; for Windows 7 it already exists (although it has of course been EOL for some time now).

    However, I do recall finding a report of someone successfully using WinApps (https://github.com/Fmstrat/winapps) as well as RDP running in a Linux (GNU/Linux) qube to effectively have Windows applications displayed on a window level. Security-wise it still holds up because that Linux qube, if compromised via the RDP connection, will lead to the disclosure of no additional sensitive information because it's only being used for that purpose. As long as you have ample RAM to support it, this could work very well.

  • To those that dual boot with Windows. Will you be upgrading to Windows 11?
    You can find it at - https://github.com/Fmstrat/winapps
  • We need to get WinApps working again!
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-10-14
    It doesn't have a license, so it's all rights reserved. https://github.com/Fmstrat/winapps/issues/17
  • Can you use it for productivity?
    reddit.com/r/SteamDeck | 2021-10-13
  • How to install Microsoft office 2019?
    If u really want ms office this might be useful: https://github.com/Fmstrat/winapps. I usually use Google docs which i think is better than office 365.
  • Are there any VM services which dont use the entire GUI and such?
    The best I know of right now on the open source and/or Linux side of things that works with Windows guest applications is Winapps - https://github.com/Fmstrat/winapps. There's a bit of setup you'll need to do directly in the Windows VM. After that you should be able to launch the app exclusively into your Linux session.
  • There are 2 things that prevents me from going to Linux exclusively, can i overcome them?
    For both those programs it's no. But if you don't mind some extra setup you can run Winapps to run those programs anyway.
  • Windows11 Anti Spy programs
    reddit.com/r/privacy | 2021-10-09
    Two, consider using Linux. Gaming on Linux is possible right now, you can run whatever software in Windows containers like if they were natives apps... Don't dual boot to Linux or you will come back to Windows, you should use Linux as the only one OS on your computer. Make VMs or containers to run Windows softwares (even a specific device that needs a specific driver, passthrough to your VM).
  • What do I need to know when installing Linux on my 2020 Intel MacBook Pro?
    Looks like they are looking for maintainers. Maybe check out some of the recommendations in the comments there? I don't really know anything about Winapps.
  • Performance issues with win10 guest in qemu kvm - how to improve
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-10-07
    You can use this configuration from winapps : https://github.com/Fmstrat/winapps/blob/7689ab8aa168a8d2b2d5ca75e8d26fb173760e72/docs/KVM.md You can't have 3d acceleration but other than that, it works very well.

mackup

Posts with mentions or reviews of mackup. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-03.
  • Creating a full image-backup of my macOS
    reddit.com/r/MacOS | 2021-10-14
    There are also several projects like this one https://github.com/lra/mackup that allow you to backup and sync the settings that are saved in your home user dotfiles, like bash/zsh history, profile, etc.
  • What personal system do you have to sync/backup/secure your org/txt/code files?
    reddit.com/r/emacs | 2021-10-03
    I use sync.com for cloud-based storage. I put everything in there: org directory, photos, documents, etc. I use mackup and macprefs to backup apps, settings, etc, and put those in my sync.com's folder. I have to run mackup backup && macprefs backup manually occasionally. I autosave everything in my org directory every 100 characters or 10 seconds with this
  • Synchronizing st4 configs
    You could try https://github.com/lra/mackup. Also supports many other apps.
  • Knotes/Kjots/Sticky notes sync across computers
    reddit.com/r/kde | 2021-05-23
  • Syncing Functions And Aliases
    reddit.com/r/fishshell | 2020-12-21

What are some alternatives?

When comparing winapps and mackup you can also consider the following projects:

Awesome-Linux-Software - A list of awesome applications, software, tools and other materials for Linux distros.

wslg - Enabling the Windows Subsystem for Linux to include support for Wayland and X server related scenarios

barrier - Open-source KVM software

PhotoGIMP - A Patch for GIMP 2.10+ for Photoshop Users

photoshopCClinux - Photoshop CC v19 installer for Gnu/Linux

vgpu_unlock - Unlock vGPU functionality for consumer grade GPUs.

linux - Linux kernel source tree

WSL - Issues found on WSL

ArchWSL - ArchLinux based WSL Distribution. Supports multiple install.

An-Introduction-to-Statistical-Learning - This repository contains the exercises and its solution contained in the book "An Introduction to Statistical Learning" in python.

mediapipe - Cross-platform, customizable ML solutions for live and streaming media.

WLED - Control WS2812B and many more types of digital RGB LEDs with an ESP8266 or ESP32 over WiFi!