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Virtual Appliances and VM-Ware

Posted in Asides, Linux and Unix, Technology by engtech on May 23, 2006

This is old news, but if you want to easily run Linux/OpenBSD simultaneously with Windows you can use a free VM-Ware client along with an image of that OS (called a Virtual Appliance). The key differentiator to look for is that they have VM Tools installed since it will reduce some of the headaches of switching back and forth between your Virtual Appliance and Windows.

This is a better solution than installing Cygwin, ActiveState Perl, Xemacs, etc on your Windows machine (like I have at home).
Virtual Appliances: VMTN Appliances

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  1. automatthias said, on May 25, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    Someday you may find it useful in opposite way: having Linux as the base OS and run Windows in VMWare when you need something that is bound to Windows.

  2. //engtech » icewm said, on May 28, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    […] Ice Window Manager is a linux window manager built with "speed, simplicity, and not getting in the user's way" as the foremost goals. It's really good for when you want a low memory window manager (ie: running linux under VM-Ware). […]

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