Ubuntu 8.4 problem
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Thu Jan 29 09:52:10 UTC 2009
Linda Webb wrote:
> Lucio, I am not familiar with Virtualbox - Is it a free software for Ubuntu ?
Yes, VirtualBox is free software for Ubuntu. It allows you to
essentially run another operating system in a window of your current
one, as you would an application.
Note, though, that the free bit only covers VirtualBox - you will still
need whatever permissions are appropriate to use any OS in it. So to
(legally) have Windows XP running in VirtualBox, you'd need to have gone
out and bought a retail box of it (if indeed the XP EULA allows for
virtual machine installation).
The reality is that any OEM install CD is likely to work in the short
term, but will likely be picked up by WGA.
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