virtualization a new approach (repost)

To look at the options to provide a virtual machine to run windows on Linux.

i had multiple options

Complete virtualization (virtual machine)

1) Bochs (I have used it a few years back and found it good, but it only lacked a graphical configuration manager)

2) VMWARE (one of the best in terms of ease of use but i have to reject it in due to its licensing)

3) XEN (text on net says a lot about it but till now i am unable to establish a xen server what i want to do is to set a windows guest but i have not found an option for it till now.)

then a site came into view the screen shots seems quite impressive and so came the fourth option in my mind

4) innotek virtualbox (although its proprietary in its fullest, but a limited version is also released in GPL, and both versions are free for educational and not for commercial use.)

See more about the latest version of virtualbox here

 

Emulation

5) Wine – a nice piece of software, till now i have been able to succesfully run

i) macromedia dreamweaver 8.0

ii) adobe photoshop cs2 tryout

iii) winzip, winrar and other compression tools

iv) AVR studio 4

v) WinAVR

vi) Boson Netsimulator

vii) need for speed II SE

viii) AVRlibs

6) DOSBOX

Well i have been dieing to try my hands on those nice games available to me during the good old days of dos, which includes jazz jackrabbit and others which i was unable to on XP, even under compatibility mode.

This nifty utility is now installed on both my windows and Linux box and is helping me run those old applications which worked on dos only (or at most win98) environment.

NOTE : this article was publized on eulogik blog on 20th sep 2007, posting here, to collect at one place.

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