[ubuntu-uk] Wanted: Podcast transcribers
jason at dropshock.com
Wed Jun 25 17:23:47 BST 2008
Matthew Macdonald-Wallace wrote:
> Quoting James Milligan <lake54 at lake54.com>:
>> Just a note on the me using a Windows PC bit, I have all the disks for
>> Ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04, but my dad won't let me install dual-boot at the
>> moment because 'he doesn't trust Linux being reliable, and it doesn't have
>> the same compatibility as Windows (like printers etc)' - I'm trying to swing
>> him round, but he's a bit reluctant to say the least. If anyone can find
>> drivers for a Canon MP780 Series Printer then that'd be really helpful!
> One way to do it would be to run some sort of VM under windows (not
> too sure how/where you'd get it from) and link the USB ports of the
> windows machine to the windows VM.
> Others can help you here... :o)
I use VirtualBox to do exactly that in Ubuntu, as far as I know it is
also available for Windows. One thing to note is the NON open source edition
is the one that allows you to share usb devices between the host and guest.
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