Creating a Windows VM Inside Ubuntu

Amichai Rotman amichai at
Mon Nov 2 11:35:06 UTC 2015

Hi All,

I am a bit stumped:

A friend of mine just graduated from Graphics Design school. Of course, all
design schools teach Adobe products only (Photosop, InDesing, etc.) - god
forbid any Open Source alternatives...

Putting *that* discussion aside....

A few days ago he came to me and said "I am sick of this POS OS" (referring
to Windows  8.1 installed on his super charged Asus laptop). "i'd like you
to install Ubuntu on my laptop, but I need to be able to use Adobe and my
PC games on it."

I tried to install his (legal) Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 by following a
tutorial, but all the menus were mangled and distorted and I was afraid he
will encounter problems in the future.

So I had an idea of installing his Windows as a Headless VM so he can run
it only when he needs to work on Adobe or play the games that cannot be
installed on Ubuntu. I need your advice:

How to do it as painless as possible?
Should I use KVM or Virtualbox?

Any pointers / ideas welcome!

Thank you

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