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Old 02-23-2017, 06:45 PM   #31
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Although Sierra might not yet be listed as a suitable host (and if so, you should drop a note to their webmaster), VirtualBox runs just fine on all recent versions of OS/X.
 
Old 02-24-2017, 07:22 AM   #32
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It would be nice {aka, wonderful} If one could simply point the VM at the win-doze partition and say, "use that" and walk away. After all, that is what real hardware does, isn't it. But that would make too much sense.
You can as long as you relicense it or remove the original.
 
Old 02-24-2017, 04:06 PM   #33
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ALL of the hardware it's so used to would become virtualized (video, audio, network, etc), it would probably give Windows a seizure.
Yes, I find it comical, in a very sad way, that win-doze apps need to know the printer driver before they can render things on screen and similar nonsense.

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Old 02-24-2017, 07:37 PM   #34
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From the point of view of usability the only one better than the Dell XPS 13 is the Lenovo X1 Carbon (mainly due to a great keyboard and no tricks related to adaptive brightness of the IPS-panel).
The XPS is smaller, but the Carbon is lighter :P

I have both the XPS and the Carbon (both ~2016-versions) and after (while carrying them in my bag) throwing them both several times into my car, the XPS had a displaced keyboard that got stuck from time to time, while the Carbon was (is) still perfect.
Even ignoring this, the adaptive-brightness-control-that-cannot-be-switched-off of the XPS drove me mad (that's why I ended up buying the Carbon).

Running Gentoo Linux on both of them without problems (excluding the adaptive-brightness-control-that-cannot-be-switched-off of the XPS).

Cheers

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Old 02-27-2017, 03:42 PM   #35
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You could probably do that with a Linux partition, since it's pretty hardware-agnostic and loads most drivers on demand. Windows is pretty tied to the system hardware though, trying to boot a physical installation in a VM environment would be pulling the rug out from under it, ALL of the hardware it's so used to would become virtualized (video, audio, network, etc), it would probably give Windows a seizure.
(more grinning) Well, the VM could mirror the physical hardware (well enough) so that win-doze doesn't see a difference.

I'll call the home, now, so that the white coat crew can take me away...
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