[Ubuntu-US-NM] Time to Virtualize
andrew at source3.com
Wed Mar 5 15:36:04 GMT 2008
I am gearing up to redo my laptop in preparation for my Capstone Project
at Penn State. Below is a short discussion on what I want to do. Any
words of wisdom is appreciated. I want to perform the transition soon
after March 18th.
For my Capstone project in the MGIS program at Penn State, I want to use
Open Source software only. However, I use the same laptop for school and
work. While at work, I need to run programs that only run in Windows (ie
ArcMap, MS Access, gotomeeting). In addition, I connect to a Windows
Domain (Windows Server 2003) while at work.
My proposed solution is to run Ubuntu 7.10 as host and use Virtualbox,
VMserver, or VMworkstation to run Windows XP as a guest. I do not want
to dual boot as I need the functionality of both Linux and Windows at
the same time and drive space is limited.
I also use a docking station at work with an external monitor. I have
played around with the external screen but never got it to display
properly. I will need help configuring the display settings when the
Intel Centrino Duo 1.83 Ghz
Dual Boot, Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu 7.10
(within Windows, I am also running Ubuntu within Virtualbox)
Programs to Run
I need to run the following programs. To my knowledge, they only run in
Acrobat Reader Professional 7.0
Would it be better to run Windows XP as host and Ubuntu as guest?
I am worried abut connecting to our work domain.
Are there any advantages to partitioning the HD and use the extra
partition for data storage that both the host and guest can access?
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