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Windows 7: Best emulator to use on Win 7 Home Pre 64bit to install a linux OS

08 Dec 2012   #1
rx8madness

Win 7 home Pre 64 bit
 
 
Best emulator to use on Win 7 Home Pre 64bit to install a linux OS

I am a newbie - so please bare with me -

I would like to install an emulator to run a type of linux OS (also which would be best Linux OS to try and learn linux with and have access to internet). I have an Acer Desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 64-bit 4 GB installed RAM

Thank You in advance - and also please help with details cause I am really out of date with computers and need help. Thank You again in advance


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08 Dec 2012   #2
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I recommend VirtualBox
http://www.google.com/url?url=https:...OHqGi9-pXNy3eg
And installing Ubuntu 12.10 with ~2GB of RAM.
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09 Dec 2012   #3
x11

Debian Wheezy 64 bit
 
 

Virtualbox, and you should start trying things out with Xubuntu.
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09 Dec 2012   #4
edwar

7 x64
 
 

You should also try VMware Player, also Free.
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09 Dec 2012   #5
x11

Debian Wheezy 64 bit
 
 

virtualbox is much better.
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09 Dec 2012   #6
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x11 View Post
virtualbox is much better.
That is Your Opinion. Mine is different.
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09 Dec 2012   #7
x11

Debian Wheezy 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x11 View Post
virtualbox is much better.
That is Your Opinion. Mine is different.
True,
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09 Dec 2012   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hi Rx8Madness, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Here's a beginner's tutorial to create your first Linux Virtual Machine: Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

Kari
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10 Dec 2012   #9
rx8madness

Win 7 home Pre 64 bit
 
 

Thank You all for your help. I will try a few and see which works best for me. And again Thank You very much for your help
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