[ubuntu-za] Win4Lin

Charl Wentzel charl.wentzel at vodamail.co.za
Tue May 25 10:32:34 BST 2010

On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 11:02 +0200, Deon Spengler wrote:
> Hi Charl,
> > If I had to run Win 7 on a Linux server, which virtualisation package
> > would you suggest?  Noting that its probably an old dual-core processor
> > I'll be using.
> When you say Linux server, are you talking Ubuntu Server, Linux without GUI?
> The following command will tell you if you have a processor with
> hardware virtualisation on built in.
> egrep '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo
> If you do have vmx or svm I recommend that you use KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine).

This will be Ubuntu server 8.04.  In fact it will be an EBOX 1.4.2
server.  I know its not ideal to do this, but they don't want to setup
two machines at each branch.  

The machines I'll be using will more than likely not be compatible with
KVM, since it will be older unused desktops.  In principle I'm not happy
using old desktops, but they can't afford new servers for each branch.
At least its a way to get them started with Linux servers.


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