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[ale] Suggested software for Linux host running Windows in a VM



Linux is easier to virtualize than windows, less overhead.
 On Apr 2, 2013 6:20 PM, "John Pilman" <jcpilman at gmail.com> wrote:

> I used Virtualbox with a Windows 7 VM on an Ubuntu host for about a year,
> and the Windows always dragged.  Then I swapped them and the performance
> improved greatly. I'm not sure what was happening, but I got the best
> performance out of the Windows guest by assigning it only one CPU.
> There have been updates to Virtualbox since then, do it may be better now.
>
> ...John
> On Apr 2, 2013 3:07 PM, "Brandon Wood" <woody at 2143.net> wrote:
>
>> None yet. I've used Virtual Box box for a long while now; just the other
>> way around; Windows host, Linux VM.
>>
>> I mainly just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing out on any other
>> options that others may consider to be better.
>>
>> Never hurts to ask.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:46 PM, Richard Bronosky <richard at bronosky.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Virtual Box is pretty adequate for what you are trying to do. What
>>> shortcomings have you encountered?
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 3:18 PM, Brandon Wood <woody at 2143.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>> All,
>>>>   Looking to run Linux (Fedora 18) on the laptop and move an existing
>>>> windows install (yes, yes, I suck, it sucks, I know, lets move on) in to a
>>>> virtual machine.
>>>>
>>>> Currently doing so using VirtualBox but I was wondering if anyone
>>>> suggests other VM software to use instead.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for the input.
>>>>
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