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No, Sorry your processor does not support virtualization, although some software might let you do that without virtualization.

SOURCE:http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=33925
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depends, for XP, or a small linux distro, you could, for things like vista and windows 7, i wouldn't recommend it, the first thing you'd have to upgrade to run them good is your memory.

i'd have atleast 4 gigs before you ran anything, but you can run DSL or XP right now...
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Only going to try the new Ubuntu/Kubuntu release, before putting it on my netbook.
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Performance wise there's no issue, you'll definately be able to run one, it won't be fast but it'd run fine.

There's no real risk in trying.

I recommend VirtualBox if you're gonna go for one, free, open source and high quality, what more could you want?
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Originally Posted by JuStIn871 View Post
No, Sorry your processor does not support virtualization, although some software might let you do that without virtualization.

SOURCE:http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=33925
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Performance wise there's no issue, you'll definately be able to run one, it won't be fast but it'd run fine.

There's no real risk in trying.

I recommend VirtualBox if you're gonna go for one, free, open source and high quality, what more could you want?
you can also check out vmware player - not sure if you need processor virtualization support for it though, like others have said though more memory will help as vm's eat memory for breakfast lunch and dinner
     
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i use 4gb an i can run mac osx and windows 7 and be running crysis 2 at 40fps.
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Yeah, when you run a virtual machine it literally uses your machines resources. So normally when you install a OS in a "virtual environment" it will ask you how much memory you want to give the OS and in your case with only 2GB Ram you'll only want to give the virtual OS 512mb or 756mb.

But you mentioned you just want to try ubuntu/kbuntu?

You don't need to go through the hassle(hof) of setting up a virtual environment, you can run them live off a CD or USB stick so you can play around without having to really install anything. I highly suggest just running them live.

I'd also look into xubuntu if it's for a netbook

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