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Yep, I use KVM and Spice myself for most of my virtual machines. It's good enough for Farmville and YouTube, though it won't run Crysis. Yet. biggrin.gif
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This guide inspired me so i tried virtual box. I didn't think I would really get the full OS experience but it works just as well and just as fast as the real installed thing. I just devote 4gb of memory and 4 cpu threads and I cannot tell the difference even with windows in a VM. Plus I can still use my PC without borking anything.
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The new sticky format makes it impossible to tell when this thread gets new posts, so I'm just going to check in every so often. smile.gif

My latest adventure in VirtualBox had me running the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria beta in it. Yes, it actually runs, though it's somewhat slower than running it natively. Diablo III, however, does not run and complains your video card isn't good enough.
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The new sticky format makes it impossible to tell when this thread gets new posts, so I'm just going to check in every so often. smile.gif
My latest adventure in VirtualBox had me running the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria beta in it. Yes, it actually runs, though it's somewhat slower than running it natively. Diablo III, however, does not run and complains your video card isn't good enough.

Why not use a hypervisor with VT-d or IOMMU capabilities and really get good results? I also hear some stirrings on the VB community about VT-d / IOMMU, so it may be just a matter of time.

By the way, can this "Virtualize Everything!" Idea be a club? (I followed a link from our sig.)
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Why not use a hypervisor with VT-d or IOMMU capabilities and really get good results? I also hear some stirrings on the VB community about VT-d / IOMMU, so it may be just a matter of time.
By the way, can this "Virtualize Everything!" Idea be a club? (I followed a link from our sig.)

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Dizzy4's tutorial on getting a Windows guest OS running on a Xen / Linux system (with VGA passthrough for native graphics card access) inspired me to go the same way. It's not easy to get it running, but once it does it knocks the socks off. The most powerful Windows machine I've ever been using is running as a virtual machine on my Linux box.
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