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    Default Virtualisation - which to use?

    Hi,

    I've used VM in Windows many times to run Linux and am familiar with the setup and what have you. However, as I'm trying to migrate my PC to Linux as the main OS with Windows XP running virtualised, I'm not so sure which way to go.

    So, could you offer some advice please? I have a Quad Q6600 CPU and 3Gb RAM, so hardware-wise, it should be fine. But, I've no idea which software to use. I keep looking at Hypervisor in the menu, but haven't a clue what it is. What about VirtualBox? Is that any good? VMWare?

    As I'm still no expert with Linux, something that works out of the box, like VM in Windoze, would be preferable. Any and all advice welcome!

    Cheers,
    Lealoc

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    Quote Originally Posted by lealoc View Post
    Hi,

    I've used VM in Windows many times to run Linux and am familiar with the setup and what have you. However, as I'm trying to migrate my PC to Linux as the main OS with Windows XP running virtualised, I'm not so sure which way to go.

    So, could you offer some advice please? I have a Quad Q6600 CPU and 3Gb RAM, so hardware-wise, it should be fine. But, I've no idea which software to use. I keep looking at Hypervisor in the menu, but haven't a clue what it is. What about VirtualBox? Is that any good? VMWare?

    As I'm still no expert with Linux, something that works out of the box, like VM in Windoze, would be preferable. Any and all advice welcome!

    Cheers,
    Lealoc
    I could be wrong may you can use Wine

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

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    I use VMware Server, VirtualBox, and Xen currently, and will be diving
    into Qemu/KvM shortly, but the first two are both very easy to use and
    free. Give them a shot.

    Good luck.





    lealoc wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I've used VM in Windows many times to run Linux and am familiar with
    > the setup and what have you. However, as I'm trying to migrate my PC to
    > Linux as the main OS with Windows XP running virtualised, I'm not so
    > sure which way to go.
    >
    > So, could you offer some advice please? I have a Quad Q6600 CPU and 3Gb
    > RAM, so hardware-wise, it should be fine. But, I've no idea which
    > software to use. I keep looking at Hypervisor in the menu, but haven't a
    > clue what it is. What about VirtualBox? Is that any good? VMWare?
    >
    > As I'm still no expert with Linux, something that works out of the box,
    > like VM in Windoze, would be preferable. Any and all advice welcome!
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Lealoc
    >
    >

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    ab@novell.com - Thanks, I think I'll go with VM as it is a platform I'm familiar with. I didn't realise server is now free though! Great stuff.

    1michael1 - Wine is no good for my purposes. I've spent many a frustrating hour trying to get it working properly. I have a number of apps which simply don't run happily in anything except native Win32. Thanks for the suggestion though

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    Since you are going with VMware Server, this might be worth a read:
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    Virtual Box for me. OSE. I don't need usb.
    It never fails. And it's super quick and easy on the sys.
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    If you need 3D hardware acceleration, you'd better go for VMware, in VirtualBox it's still in it's early stages.
    Then again, if you don't need that, I'd recommend VirtualBox. IMHO it's lighter and the performance is incredible. XP with SP3 boots and runs as quickly as native
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    Hi there,

    I run virtualbox (not OSE for USB support). Runs perfectly fine, indeed in Win XP starts very fast.

    It really helps for websites layout testings on various platforms!

    I need the USB support because I often print photo's, printing without borders is not really well supported in Opensuse on my Canon Pixma. But from virtualbox it's excellent.

    Cheers

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    Why VMware Server is free and workstation is not?

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    Workstation is the money maker(Virtual networks), surely it should be thank you for the free one not I'm p**d off its not free? Bit like thanks for the free beer but I wanted a free pint of whisky.

    Developers need to feed.
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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