[lug] What is a good virtual for installing Windows into?

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Mon Jan 31 11:43:30 MST 2011

On 1/31/2011 11:34 AM, Zan Lynx wrote:
> On 1/31/2011 10:54 AM, Ken Weinert wrote:
>>   I know, I know - but I need Windows to remote in to work and I have 
>> some web sites that I have to ensure work under IE. I no longer have any 
>> Windows at home and I'd rather run it as a virtual than as a dual boot.
>> A related question: which version of Windows runs easiest in a virtual?
> Well, since the licensing has changed in Vista and Windows 7 to require
> that you use Business or Ultimate for any virtual guests, then I would
> say Windows XP or 2000. And since 2000 is unsupported I suppose XP has
> to be the one.

I suppose that I should follow up on that.

If you don't mind spending the extra money and you can provide at least
1 GB RAM and 20 GB disk to the virtual, then Windows 7 is very nice as a
guest. Given those resources I think it works at least as well as XP.

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