[SOLVED] virtual machine on Slackware - guidance requested
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With a small gaggle of Slackware boxes, mostly running 13.37, and a desire to use some analysis programs and applications in a mostly Linux environment.
Can anyone offer some high level guidance a to what open source or at least free to use software might be available.
The windows applications desired are presently working under XP and Win 7.
A year or so ago, I tried running one of the applications under Wine, and it did not work, so I have assumed that Wine may not be my best choice. Searching the archives, I find that virtualbox was recommended, generally, about two years ago. I know things change, and that's why I'm asking.
Installed VirtualBox, using the method you suggested. It did install painlessly.
Most of my machines don't have a CD/DVD drive...is there a way I can remotely use a CD on another machine (running NFS, etc.) so I can install Win 7 or XP on my virtual machines, where the physical machine lacks a CD?
I'll check out WINE again, when I get a newer version for Slackware. I installed VirtualBox, and it appears to do what I want. I will, however, have to move my applications to a machine with more than 2GB RAM, as Win7 appears to be a memory hog extraordinaire.
Thanks for the pointers and suggestions, your assistance has been helpful.