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    Default Virtualization for Xp on suse 10.2?

    Hi everyone.I currently have a dual boot pc (Win xp and Suse 10.2), I am thinking about using virtualization instead of ntfs partition, to see how it would work out. But the problem is that I don't know what software to search for exactly. What I would like is: some free virtualization software that runs on suse 10.2 in which I could install win xp and it's programs. I don't need any server, I would just like to be able to run customized xp via some free virtualization to get rid of ntfs partition. Any help much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Virtualization for Xp on suse 10.2?

    Try virtualbox in yast get
    virtualbox-ose
    virtualbox-ose-guest-tool
    xorg-x11-driver-virtualbox-ose
    and
    virtualbox-ose-kmp-your kernel (probably default)
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    Geoff
    Quote Originally Posted by arcull View Post
    Hi everyone.I currently have a dual boot pc (Win xp and Suse 10.2), I am thinking about using virtualization instead of ntfs partition, to see how it would work out. But the problem is that I don't know what software to search for exactly. What I would like is: some free virtualization software that runs on suse 10.2 in which I could install win xp and it's programs. I don't need any server, I would just like to be able to run customized xp via some free virtualization to get rid of ntfs partition. Any help much appreciated.
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    Question Re: Virtualization for Xp on suse 10.2?

    Yeah VirtualBox is great , but i think it's only a good choice if you are not using programms that directly working with the hardware (e.g. Music Producing Software: to record music from an external soundcard)

    Or am I wrong?

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    Default Re: Virtualization for Xp on suse 10.2?

    Thank you guys, VirtualBox really looks great,already tried it . Just one more question, is VirtualBox really free to use, because I saw VMWare Desktop isn't free, it offers just a free trial, has VirtualBox same type of licence? Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Virtualization for Xp on suse 10.2?

    Yes it's open source like openSUSE. VMware has an open source version vmplayer
    And there are apps to download. But VirtualBox is better IMHO as you can configure it which is not possible with vmplayer

    Geoff

    Quote Originally Posted by arcull View Post
    Thank you guys, VirtualBox really looks great,already tried it . Just one more question, is VirtualBox really free to use, because I saw VMWare Desktop isn't free, it offers just a free trial, has VirtualBox same type of licence? Thanks again.
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    Default Re: Virtualization for Xp on suse 10.2?

    Thanks again guys

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    Default Re: Virtualization for Xp on suse 10.2?

    Quote Originally Posted by geoffro View Post
    Yes it's open source like openSUSE. VMware has an open source version vmplayer
    And there are apps to download. But VirtualBox is better IMHO as you can configure it which is not possible with vmplayer

    Geoff
    did you sure vmware player is opensource? AFAIK it free from payment not free as a bear (opensource) open virtual machine tools is opensource...

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    There are two versions of VirtualBox.
    The OSE (Open Source Edition), which is licenced under the GPL and
    available in the OSS-Repo as like as in the Community-Repository
    (Virtualization) and the Closed Source Version, you can get from
    the homepage.

    I would suggest you to install it from the Virtualization-Repo
    because the Version from the OSS-Repo is out of date and doesn't
    support 64-Bit guest operating systems. The Closed Source Version
    is only intersting to you if you like to use USB-Support.

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