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# 1  
Old 12-26-2007
Running Windows "inside" a Linux-like OS?

I'd like to know if it's possible to run Windows "inside" a Linux-like OS similar to how you can run Linux in Windows, rather than dual-booting them both. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I want to do some serious parallel computing which Windows isn't even capable of at the moment... But I'd also like to do *everything* Windows can do, not that I'm in love with Windows or anything. I hope one of you guys know the answer to this. Thanks.
# 2  
Old 12-26-2007
Yes you can. Look into WINE Wine HQ. I personally haven't implemented it yet, but have heard decent things about it.

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# 3  
Old 12-26-2007
Oh good deal, thanks.
# 4  
Old 12-26-2007
Oh wait, this might work... But I meant literally running Windows in Linux... not just running a Windows emulator. Does anyone know if that's possible?
# 5  
Old 12-26-2007
VMware will support both.
I'm not sure if there are any other virtualisation tools available for Linux.
# 6  
Old 12-26-2007
hey
you can do that by using virtual box
www.virtualbox.org/Downloads
Br,
Sis

Last edited by alrawab; 12-27-2007 at 06:47 AM..
# 7  
Old 12-27-2007
Java Virtualbox

Hi,
I would look in to Virtualbox too. I use Vmware in professional environment, but on personal level Virtualbox is just as good Smilie. Also, it's free to use and has many features that VMware offers.


HTH,
Nitin Smilie

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