[ubuntu-studio-users] What is the best virtualisation software for my needs please?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Wed Dec 11 16:06:00 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-12-11 at 14:59 +0000, Alex Armani wrote:
> Hi all, festive greetings to one & all. How are you? Very well I
> trust. 
> What is the best virtualisation software for my needs please? 
> I'm looking to host 32 bit XP Pro, running on a dual core processor. I
> guess the host machine will be running either 64 bit Windows 7 Home
> Premium, or 64 bit Ubuntu Studio 13.1o.

I don't know about Windows host, for Linux hosts the easiest to use,
perhaps not the best virtual machine is VirtualBox.

I would chose XP home edition for a virtual machine, less work for
maintaining, while there is no need to have the security advantage of

> I'm looking for a personal recommendation. Specifically, it has to
> have low, or as low as possible, audio latency, and it has to be free
> as in zero cost...

You can't seriously run audio software for productions by a guest, even
wineasio IMO is not ok, but likely better than a virtual machine running
Windows. But with wineasio expect much MIDI jitter.

>  I'm not too concerned about whether it is open source or propriety.
> As long as it works, and has not been coded by the enemy of course!
> ThatIs Oracle and Apple these days. Come on guys, let's do it, let's
> team up with Microsoft; together we can do it, together we can take
> them all on. Together, we can all win.....

Ok, than VirtualBox isn't you choice, but anyway care about the other


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