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Old 02-08-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to work simultaneously with windows 7 and redhat linux


Can anyone plz help me out how to change the screen from windows to linux very easily just like in windows (whenever u press alt+tab to switch between two or more windows).Any help will be greatly appreciated .
 
Old 02-08-2011, 02:23 PM   #2
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Switch between Linux and Windows without rebooting?

Best you can get is a virtual machine.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 02:39 PM   #3
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Use virtualization software such as VirtualBox, VMWare, Xen, etc.
 
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:28 AM   #4
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hello snowpine thanks for your support but i am new to this linux so can u tell me how to use this softwares .
 
Old 02-09-2011, 07:11 AM   #5
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install vmplayer on windows and create linux virtual machines in it.

you can find a good tutorial for linux at http://info.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/
 
Old 02-09-2011, 08:26 AM   #6
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A better idea would be to run Windows as the guest and Linux as the host. Which is more likely to hit problems that require it to be re-installed? Especially if we're talking abouot RH here!
 
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hello snowpine thanks for your support but i am new to this linux so can u tell me how to use this softwares .
No problem. I personally use VirtualBox (Linux host, Windows guest), and you can read all about it here:

http://virtualbox.org
 
Old 02-09-2011, 12:03 PM   #8
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ssh & x11 forwarding in windows... most linux can be done in ssh, and x11 forwarding if you need to have linux graphical applications show up.

errr nevermind, if its a dualboot box wont work.... if you had a dedicated linux box and dedicated windows that option would be viable.. sorry... my bad
 
Old 02-09-2011, 12:30 PM   #9
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Well, you can have multiple Operating Systems on the same computer system in two ways:

Dual-Boot &
Virtualisation

and to answer your question: any software that can be installed on a Host OS and can run, and possibly install also a Guest OS, will do.

VMWare can install a Virtual OS (Guest OS) and VMplayer (free of cost) can run a ready-to-use Virtual Machine that you create with VMWare.

To go (completely) free: use VirtualBox!

List these points here and I will help you setup your own Virtual Machine and install a Guest OS (Linux, for example) on it.

Total RAM:
Free Hard Disk Space Available(you would need somewhere 5 to 8 GB):
LAN Card (also called NIC) Plugged in or not (most likely plugged in):


That way you can do Alt+ Tab or use your Mouse. I do that! And who would not?
 
  


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