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Old 02-06-2007, 10:43 PM   #1
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Can Linux run in background with Win at foreground


Hi,
I would like to use an application that heavily depends on Linux kernel and in the same time run Windows on the same machine. Something like Windows works foreground and Linux background... is it possible?
 
Old 02-06-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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You would need a Virtual Machine (VM)--eg VMWare, Qemu, Xen, etc. Do some Googling using "virtualization", etc. to get your feet wet.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 10:53 PM   #3
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Would I be able to run that application at the same time while running Windows on the same machine?
 
Old 02-06-2007, 11:01 PM   #4
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VM software runs on the host OS--be it Linux or Windows. Then the guest OS runs on the virtual machine.
There are various combinations possible.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 11:15 PM   #5
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Unless you're willing to work pretty hard at it, I think your best bet might be an inexpensive commercial program called, Parallels. Google it.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 08:54 PM   #6
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Check out VirtualBox. I use it to emulate winxp to do testing of web development stuff on my debian host.
 
  


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