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

Lori Reed lorireed at lightning-rose.com
Mon Jan 31 13:04:44 MST 2011

On 01/31/2011 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?

I don't know which is easiest to run, but for over a year I've been 
running Win-XP under VirtualBox with no problems.

My host machine has 3 GB of RAM with a 3 GHz CPU with 2 hyperthreads.

I usually give XP 1 GB to run in, but will run fine in 512 MB.

One thing I noticed is that running QNX2 under Qemu under Win-XP under 
Linux is way slower than Q2 under Qemu under Linux. Why would I do this, 
you may ask? Q2\Qemu\Linux freezes within an hour. Q2\Qemu\XP runs for 
days without issue.


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