Originally Posted by jayeshbhat55
I am new user of ubuntu and would like to use windows inside linux using some worthwhile VT tools like virtualbox or Vmware. The problem is that my processor is core 2 duo T6500 and from its updated specifications it doesn’t support hardware virtualization!. Does that mean I cannot use VT at all ??. In some website its said that without hardware VT, 64bit OSs cannot be virtual guests, does that mean I can have 32 bit OS guests. I plan to use ubuntu 9.04 64 bit ( jaunty jackalope) and any windows OS (XP or more; 32 bit or 64 bit plz guide)..
But neither VMWare nor VirtualBox require hardware virtualization -- that's their advantage. You may be a bit confused -- there are ways to use hardware virtualization to support a VM, and those methods have a rosy future, but the two products you mention don't require it.
I personally prefer VirtualBox, having tried both. I find it more robust and bug-free. And it's free, not an introduction to a paid product as VMWare is.