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I want to switch to Linux for any task besides gaming. I don't really want to dual boot because that would be inconvenient, and I'd just end up only using Windows If I were to run a virtual machine of Windows Vista under Linux, would it have serious performance issues with a CPU with hardware virtualization?
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Virtualized OS for gaming = suckage.

You are better off with a virtualized Linux under Windows if you want gaming.
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.. or dual booting, or having more than one system. Unless you're talking Tetris..
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The issue isn't CPU virtualization... it is video card virtualization.
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If you're absolutely certain you want Linux and intend to keep it, not just "try it out", then I recommend dual-booting. (Hint, see the Linux section on this forum.)

If you're just trying it out to see how it goes, then check the link in my sig which gives exactly the opposite advice.

Of course, if you install Linux, you could find yourself doing crazy things like installing Steam on your Linux box.
Edited by error10 - 12/26/08 at 12:44pm
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