no more windows

Sean Carolan scarolan at
Mon Jul 21 14:19:49 UTC 2008

>    I am wondering why so many people loading Ubuntu MUST also have
> Windows XT or Vista? I should think that if they are not sure they will
> like Ubuntu then load Ubuntu in it's own partition and have Grub boot to
> it when you want to. All this pain and waste of time on VM seems to
> generate many messages on how to get VM working.
>    Of course my computer has zero Windows and this is because nothing
> on windows do I want. It sure makes it cleaner and easy.

Some of us *MUST* keep a Windows installation around for running
programs that are not available in Ubuntu.  In particular, I run
Windows XP inside a virtual machine for the express purpose of running
Outlook (LookOut!).  I don't think using VMware is a waste of time at
all.  Once VMware is set up correctly it works perfectly and allows
extra flexibility that dual-booting can never offer.  Different
strokes for different folks.

And to the other poster who had trouble with his wireless connection -
the free VMWare server does not support bridging via wifi interfaces.
This feature might be available in the paid VMWare workstation.

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