Alternatives to dual boot

Billy Pollifrone billy at
Wed Apr 19 19:35:42 UTC 2006

It's not fast but you may find that Qemu does what you need it to.

On 4/19/06, Daniel Axtell <dan_axtell at> wrote:
> I'm using Kubuntu 5.04 for AMD-64 as my main operating system, with a
> Win2K partition on the same machine.  I need to occasionally use Windows to
> run MS Media Encoder to create streaming .WMV files, or use tax software,
> etc.  I'm finding dual booting to be an annoyance; there are times when I
> need to see how something renders in IE, etc. where having to reboot is a
> time-consuming chore.
> I know a little about Wine, and that there are commercial Windows runtime
> environments for Linux, but I'm wondering how they fare on a 64-bit
> distribution, how it would affect upgrading Kubuntu, etc.  Does anyone have
> any advice on this?
> Thanks.
> Dan
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