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Windows 7: Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7

30 Jul 2009   #51
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I find with modern machines the performance hit to a virtual machine is rather small. Of course, I live and breath in virtual machines at work and at home...I use them all day, every day. In all honesty, I'd have to say that the virtualization environment and software is the greatest tool that has been developed that I use on a daily basis in the past 5 years.

The major problem i see with most people trying out Linux virtually, is that everybody wants to do the fancy 3d eye-candy graphics stuff for some reason, and the virtual environment is not ideal for this. There is 3-d support in VirtualBox and it does run fairly well...but there is a noticeable performance hit.


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30 Jul 2009   #52
Oblomow58

Win7 x64 SP1, Virtual Hackintosh
 
 
vmware tools on linux

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Use of a VM is something you can look into; it is a great way to run several OS's without having to create new portions on your system, and allows you to setup as many OS's as you want. There are several very good VMs available: VM Ware probably the best, but at a high cost, Virtual Box, is an excellent freeware application, Microsoft's Virtual PC with VXP download which is XP without the activation key.

At present I am running ubunto 9.04, OpenSuse 11.2, XP, and Windows 2000 on VM Ware's Work Station; all without any problems.
How did you compile the vmware tools on linux?

Cheers Oblomow
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30 Jul 2009   #53
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oblomow58 View Post
How did you compile the vmware tools on linux?
In my case, on a CentOS/RedHat based systems, when I installed the virtual machine tools, it presented me with a mounted ISO file that contained RPM files and I just installed the RPM's like normal. The RPM installers took care of compiling the modules that it needed during the RPM install.
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30 Jul 2009   #54
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This is supposed to be a Windows 7 forum, not a Linux glorification one.
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30 Jul 2009   #55
dmillergv

Win 7 Home X86 on 2 machines X64 on 3 machines WHS V1 on 1 machine
 
 

When Linus of any flavor installs without keying 1 character of Unix code, I will try it again. I have thrown out probably 25 - 30 CDs with Linus that I have tried. NO Way Linus..
Windows for this old man. Been with MS since DOS 1.0 on an IBM PC1.
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30 Jul 2009   #56
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
This is supposed to be a Windows 7 forum, not a Linux glorification one.
I don't think there is anything wrong whatsoever with having a thread discussing both Windows and Linux. The title was about Ubuntu and that's why it's being discussed here.

There are quite a number of systems admins on this site that use both. Just because most have a preference for 1 or the other, doesn't mean that you cannot learn from each other and discover other possibilities which might exist in the world.
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31 Jul 2009   #57
MadMax

Windows 7 ultimate RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I don't think there is anything wrong whatsoever with having a thread discussing both Windows and Linux. The title was about Ubuntu and that's why it's being discussed here.

There are quite a number of systems admins on this site that use both. Just because most have a preference for 1 or the other, doesn't mean that you cannot learn from each other and discover other possibilities which might exist in the world.
agreed
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31 Jul 2009   #58
emerald08

 
 

I'm definitely going to use both!

I like both OS' for various reasons. I'm not a very big gamer these days so I'm not using Windows for it. I could always just game off of a console instead. As far as OS'- I just like a little flavor every so often.

I've been impressed with how Linux has solved some problems with my HDD's through LiveCD. I'm a tiny step-up from a noob but am learning a lot by trying different OS'.

I'm not a fangirl either. Sure compatibility is a big issue with Linux but then again so was Vista for Windows

A little tinkering in terminal has not bothered me one bit!

I'm just going to reap the benefits before me is all
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31 Jul 2009   #59
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Oblomow58,

It not running on Linux, it is running on win 7.
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31 Jul 2009   #60
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Oblomow58,

It not running on Linux, it is running on win 7.

I believe that Oblomow58 was asking how you compiled the vmware tools within the Linux guests that you are running on your Windows 7 machine,
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