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    Default What is easiest way to run windows xp inside Suse?

    I'm using OpenSuse 11.1 which works well. I have some windows xp software (Cakewalk Sonar LE) that does not run in Wine . Is there an easy way to run windows xp from within OpenSuse? I don't want to spend $189 on VMWare as I can't spare the money.
    What is the easiest way to do this without having to be a linux terminal guru?

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    Default Re: What is easiest way to run windows xp inside Suse?

    Virtual Box - it's in the repos

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    Default Re: What is easiest way to run windows xp inside Suse?

    Or use the one from here:
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    You can use VMware Server for free. One of its functions is to behave just like VMware Workstation does. I use it to host windows 2000 for the apps I can't get to run in openSUSE (and occasional versions of openSUSE for testing).

    There's a tutorial on it here: Install VMware server 2 in Suse / openSUSE 11 & USB support
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    Default Re: What is easiest way to run windows xp inside Suse?

    I have 2 apps that need Windows. For them, I use XP inside a
    VirtualBox VM and have no problems. One of them even needs access to a
    USB port.

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    Default Re: What is easiest way to run windows xp inside Suse?

    On Wed, 2009-09-02 at 20:06 +0000, flanna wrote:
    > I'm using OpenSuse 11.1 which works well. I have some windows xp
    > software (Cakewalk Sonar LE) that does not run in Wine . Is there an
    > easy way to run windows xp from within OpenSuse? I don't want to spend
    > $189 on VMWare as I can't spare the money.


    VMware is free (VMware Server)

    > What is the easiest way to do this without having to be a linux
    > terminal guru?


    Arguably creating virtual machines, no matter which hypervisor you
    choose, is really a guru topic even if you use something like virtualbox
    which tries to make it seem like you don't need to understand anything.

    Just my opinion.

    I use VMware Server. Virtualbox gets high marks for being very GUI and
    very friendly.

    I have serious doubts about the ability to effectively use Sonar LE
    under a VM environment... be sure to let us know how it all works out.



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    On Wed, 2009-09-02 at 22:10 +0000, cjcox wrote:
    > On Wed, 2009-09-02 at 20:06 +0000, flanna wrote:
    > > I'm using OpenSuse 11.1 which works well. I have some windows xp
    > > software (Cakewalk Sonar LE) that does not run in Wine . Is there an
    > > easy way to run windows xp from within OpenSuse? I don't want to spend
    > > $189 on VMWare as I can't spare the money.

    >
    > VMware is free (VMware Server)
    >
    > > What is the easiest way to do this without having to be a linux
    > > terminal guru?

    >
    > Arguably creating virtual machines, no matter which hypervisor you
    > choose, is really a guru topic even if you use something like virtualbox
    > which tries to make it seem like you don't need to understand anything.
    >
    > Just my opinion.
    >
    > I use VMware Server. Virtualbox gets high marks for being very GUI and
    > very friendly.
    >
    > I have serious doubts about the ability to effectively use Sonar LE
    > under a VM environment... be sure to let us know how it all works out.
    >


    You might want to look at this too:

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    Default Re: What is easiest way to run windows xp inside Suse?

    > I'm using OpenSuse 11.1 which works well. I have some windows xp
    > software (Cakewalk Sonar LE) that does not run in Wine . Is there an
    > easy way to run windows xp from within OpenSuse? I don't want to spend
    > $189 on VMWare as I can't spare the money.
    > What is the easiest way to do this without having to be a linux
    > terminal guru?


    I will say VMware Server also, but I would suggest you download the older
    1.x version.


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    I moved away from vmWare server just before 2.0 was to be released. I haven't looked back at vmWare since, so I've been out of the loop on how it turned out. Back then there were a lot of complaints of the web based interface. Did vmWare press on with their direction despite all of the user complaints?

    I'm using virtualbox, and I've been happy with it so far. You need the non-OSS version if you want USB support. Otherwise both are very similar in functionality.

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    Default Re: What is easiest way to run windows xp inside Suse?

    > I moved away from vmWare server just before 2.0 was to be released. I
    > haven't looked back at vmWare since, so I've been out of the loop on how
    > it turned out. Back then there were a lot of complaints of the web
    > based interface. Did vmWare press on with their direction despite all
    > of the user complaints?


    They plunged headlong into the web based ****, which looks like where the
    next version of YaST is headed. IMHO web based = %#$@.

    VMware Server is all but stagnant at this point, doesn't even appear on
    their listed products on their homepage (at least not without clickage).
    There doesn't seem to be any commitment to it like there was with 1.x. I
    assume they hope everyone will install ESXi, but that's really limited
    thinking. They have all but withdrawn themselves from the free desktop
    virtualization market. Nobody in their right mind would use server 2 for
    that. I mean it works, but the pi22 poor web interface that often crawls is
    really ineffective even though promising 'enterprise level' capabilities.

    Personally I use Workstation, it costs a bit but it does have some excellent
    features and since I have VMware servers running I can port the images about
    for serious production use.


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