Winows emulator

Chris G cl at
Fri May 23 10:41:35 UTC 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 12:07:19PM +0200, Clayton wrote:
> > I've been moving from VMWare to VirtualBox and I must say I'm very
> > impressed with VirtualBox.
> >
> > However there is one issue, you need a Windows licence to run either
> > VMWare or VirtualBox whereas you don't need one to run Windows
> > programs in Wine. (At least I don't think you do!)
> A clarification... you need a Windows license to run Windows in VMWare
> or VirtualBox.  You do not need a Windows license to run VMWare or
> VirtualBox.  VMWare and VirtualBox can be used to host a variety of
> operating systems including Linux, OpenSolaris, OS/2 etc... not just
> Windows.
Yes, of course, sorry (but the original question was about running
Windows programs!).

> Some people have even managed to install OSX in VirtualBox (although
> this requires a modified version of the OSX install DVD, and you are
> probably breaking the Apple ELUA even if you own the original OSX
> DVD).

Chris Green

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