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.org

so VMware
is a program i can install on windows xp,
and then install linux on VM ware
Yup. The hardware gets virtualized, so you won't get stuff like 3d acceleration, but it's good for just having a Linux image that you access once in a while. VirtualBox does the same thing, but it's free and from what I've read, a bit lighter than VMWare. I'm not sure if you can make your own images using the free version of VMWare (IIRC, the Player is free and can only use pre-made images).
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is it possible to use that desktop cube thing to jump from xp to linux when linux is installed on VMware or virtualbox?
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Microsoft Virtual PC 2007.

I've never installed Linux to it but I have run live Cd's through it. I'm sure it's not any more difficult than a normal install to HDD.
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is it possible to use that desktop cube thing to jump from xp to linux when linux is installed on VMware or virtualbox?
Almost 100% certain that it's not. Compiz uses hardware acceleration which currently isn't supported in any of the virtual machines on Windows (there's experimental support for DX8 on a couple of OS X VMs). It SHOULD work if you use the Wubi installer. If you're planning on using Ubuntu, this is probably the easiest and most efficient route.
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It SHOULD work if you use the Wubi installer. If you're planning on using Ubuntu, this is probably the easiest and most efficient route.
so....
install Wubi and not VMware or VirtuaBox
and then install Ubuntu on Wubi?


it seems like Wubi is only to install it and use it via dual boot
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
Edited by karan.t - 7/9/08 at 3:41pm
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so....
install Wubi and not VMware or VirtuaBox
and then install Ubuntu on Wubi?


it seems like Wubi is only to install it and use it via dual boot
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
If you load up the Ubuntu CD while in Windows, there should be an option to install it via Wubi.

If you use the Wubi installer from http://wubi-installer.org/ it will download the Ubuntu stuff for you and install it.

edit: I think I'm confusing Wubi with Qemu for some reason. It's been a while since I've used it, so could someone clarify?
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should be .org not .net...link to download page here
Hmmm, can this run mac os? It looks pretty cool, and I wanna mess with it. I wanna find something that can virtually run OS X.

EDIT: No i can't. Ignore my question .
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how much ram should i give in my VM to run Ubuntu?
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512MB is fine.
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