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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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You obviously haven't tried virtualization before. Few software actually require VT-x support (or AMD equivalent). XP Mode on Windows 7 used to require it but not anymore.

@Speedster159
I second Damarious25's suggestion of just using a Live CD/USB. If you go with USB, you can even set-up persistence. I tried Kubuntu on VirtualBox with a GMA X4500/E8600 3.33 GHz and Live CD on an Intel GMA 950/Atom 330 1.6 GHz. The experience using the Live CD, even given the underpowered hardware, was much better.
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Way to assume.

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You obviously haven't tried virtualization before. Few software actually require VT-x support (or AMD equivalent). XP Mode on Windows 7 used to require it but not anymore.

@Speedster159
I second Damarious25's suggestion of just using a Live CD/USB. If you go with USB, you can even set-up persistence. I tried Kubuntu on VirtualBox with a GMA X4500/E8600 3.33 GHz and Live CD on an Intel GMA 950/Atom 330 1.6 GHz. The experience using the Live CD, even given the underpowered hardware, was much better.
yeah, i actually run up to 3 os's at a time. osx,xp,linux plus windows 7 (host os)
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You can run VM's no problem, you don't need VT-x, the developers of Virtual Box even suggest not enabling it in their program and from what benchmarks I have seen it's a very small performance boost and even a performance loss in some cases.

You should have no problem running a virtual machine, you can probably run multiple at once and have no problem as long as you are not doing anything CPU intensive.

Though you said you wanted to try out Linux, why don't you just pop the disc in an run the live environment?
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