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Old 09-15-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
BobTheSlob
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Virtual machine software for linux?


I would like to be able to run a simple virtual machine with Windows on it. I know that if I were RUNNING Windows I could just use the Microsoft VM as that works pretty well. But, I'm not. =/

What could I use on Linux? There seem to be a million options and I don't even know how to get started.

Thanks!
 
Old 09-15-2007, 02:53 PM   #2
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VMware, Virtual Box seem to be the popular options
 
Old 09-15-2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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I've been using VirtualBox for a while now. It's very easy to use. The biggest limitations right now are that it doesn't support 3D graphics and it can't clone an existing partition into a vm. I haven't tried any others.
 
Old 09-15-2007, 04:35 PM   #4
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I'm using VMWare server to run WinXP. Does a pretty good job- I have XP pared down to run faster, as I only need one application.
 
Old 09-15-2007, 09:10 PM   #5
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I've been using VirtualBox for a while now. It's very easy to use. The biggest limitations right now are that it doesn't support 3D graphics and it can't clone an existing partition into a vm. I haven't tried any others.
only VMware Fusion for mac supports 3d hardware acceleration AFAIK
 
Old 09-15-2007, 11:02 PM   #6
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Here is an article describing how to enable Direct3D in a Windows VM under VMware. I haven't tried it personally though.

If you decide on VMware I suggest Player because it is faster than Server for graphics. The article I linked to is from my blog and there is a comment where a VMware developer responded and confirmed my observation.
 
  


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