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  1. #1
    arcull NNTP User

    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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    geoffro NNTP User

    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)
    Read more 'here' (http://en.opensuse.org/VirtualBox)



    Geoff
    arcull;1905851 Wrote:
    > 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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    zwenny NNTP User

    Default 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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  4. #4
    arcull NNTP User

    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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    geoffro NNTP User

    Default Re: Virtualization for Xp on suse 10.2?


    Yes it's open source like openSUSE. VMware has an open source version
    'vmplayer' (http://www.vmware.com/products/player/)
    And there are apps to download. But VirtualBox is better IMHO as you
    can configure it which is not possible with vmplayer

    Geoff

    arcull;1905970 Wrote:
    > 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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    arcull NNTP User

    Default Re: Virtualization for Xp on suse 10.2?


    Thanks again guys


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    didencool NNTP User

    Default Re: Virtualization for Xp on suse 10.2?


    geoffro;1905981 Wrote:
    > Yes it's open source like openSUSE. VMware has an open source version
    > 'vmplayer' (http://www.vmware.com/products/player/)
    > 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...

    'Open Source Projects - VMware'
    (http://www.vmware.com/resources/open.../projects.html)


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    zwenny NNTP User

    Default Re: Virtualization for Xp on suse 10.2?


    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' (http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads).

    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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