[ubuntu-uk] run Windows XP in Ubuntu

Matt Jones matt at mattjones.me.uk
Thu Jul 10 14:45:58 BST 2008


I installed virtualbox/winXP yesterday, it works really well. I am running
photoshop in it and the performance is good. You do need a reasonably beefy
machine, I have a Dual core athlon(around 2ghz) and 3gb of ram.

The only thing that wasn't working was USB, but this can probably be fixed
fairly easily, I just haven't looked into it yet.

Mj

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Michael G Fletcher <
michael at ilovemylinux.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 2:14 PM, norman <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
> > I want to run a windows application, which will not run under wine, in
> > Ubuntu 8.04. There appear to be a number of techniques and I would be
> > grateful for suggestions as to the most reliable, in your opinion.
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Norman
>
> Hi Norman, I run VirtualBox and have installed a working copy of
> WindowsXP.  you can then install the windows application in the
> windows machine.
>
> You can either get it through the repositories; "sudo apt-get install
> virtualbox-ose" or you can download it from www.virtualbox.org (better
> to go with the open source edition via the repositories)
>
> From there it is pretty self explanatory and if I remember correctly
> the wizard is comprehensive.  You will of course need a windows CD and
> CD-Key
>
> I have a video on my site of it running
> (http://www.ilovemylinux.com/node/25 - sorry, pimping my own website
> :-) )
>
> --Michael
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