running linux from windows instead of dual boot?
work related - my group is looking to switch from using sun/unix to linux for simulation work.
our preference is to get a linux server and get a linux box for all the users - to be set next to windows boxes running the usual ms stuff. no, we're not considering eliminating the windows boxes at this time.
since our company only has a little over $1.5B in the bank, we need to look at other alternatives to getting the separate linux boxes. dual boot won't work, as we won't be able to switch back to the windows side while our sometimes hours long simulations run. QUESTION: is there a way to run a linux shell inside windows? sort of like running virtual pc on a mac? we'd rather go for the "expensive" option, but need to check out other options too.