What is the best virtual machine?
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I use Virtual PC 2007, but I’ve only run it on a Vista computer (to run Ubuntu 9.04 also), so I can’t tell you how good it will be on XP. But it’s free from Microsoft, so download it and try it. If you don’t like it, just remove it.
5 Oct 09 at 8:27 pm
I think VMWare is the answer!
5 Oct 09 at 8:30 pm
If you intend on sharing your images across computers, use VMWare. Otherwise, VirtualBox is much better suited to lightweight images on a workstation.
5 Oct 09 at 8:43 pm
With Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, you can create and run one or more virtual machines, each with its own operating system, on a single computer. This provides you with the flexibility to use different operating systems on one physical computer.
Save time and money as Virtual PC allows you to maintain the compatibility of legacy and custom applications during migration to new operating systems and increases the efficiency of support, development, and training staffs
VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.
Features: Modularity: VirtualBox has an extremely modular design with well-defined internal programming interfaces and a client/server design,Virtual machine descriptions in XML: The configuration settings of virtual machines are stored entirely in XML and are independent of the local machines. Virtual machine definitions can therefore easily be ported to other computers,Shared folders:Like many other virtualization solutions, for easy data exchange between hosts and guests, VirtualBox allows for declaring certain host directories as “shared folders”, which can then be accessed from within virtual machines.
5 Oct 09 at 8:51 pm
Why not consider installing Linux within Windows
I thoroughly recommend Linux Mint 7 Main Edition which is Ubuntu 9.04 based. Its easy to install and easy to use plus it comes with much of the software you are likely to need preinstalled
Linux Mint has a feature called mint4win based on the Wubi installer (Ubuntu) http://wubi-installer.org/ which enables you to install Linux Mint within windows
You keep Windows as it is, mint4win only adds an extra option to boot into Linux Mint. mint4win does not require you to modify the partitions of your PC, or to use a different bootloader, and does not install special drivers. It works just like any other application.
mint4win like Wubi keeps most of the files in one folder, and if you do not like it, you can simply uninstall it as any other application.
Linux Mint 7 Download
Linux Mint 7 User Guide
You download the iso. image of Linux Mint then you need to create a Bootable LiveCD
Boot in to windows insert the LiveCD you have just created and you will offered the option of installing inside windows which is where mint4win comes in, you will be asked how many gigabytes you wish to allocate to Linux Mint (I recommend 8gb) then you set a password for your installation then click install and thats it.
Once Linux Mint is fully installed upon starting your PC you will be given a choice of which operating system you want to use Windows or Linux Mint.
Linux Mint can also be run direct from the LiveCD from Booting up without touching your Hard Drive.
Linux Mint 6 custum LiveDVD with switchable Compiz 0.7.2* and Beryl 0.2.1**
*Compiz 0.7.2 sourced from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS ( Alpha 5) repositories
**Beryl 0.2.1 sourced from Ubuntu 7.04 repositories
Beryl 0.2.1/Linux Mint 7
6 Oct 09 at 12:09 am
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