[svlug] VMware vs. two boxes and a KVM

Jason Corcoran jason at jcorcoran.net
Mon Jan 19 14:22:58 PST 2009


I have the opposite set up, due to constraints by IT here at my office. Been 
running Ubuntu VM on an XP box for over 2 years. Works well for me, on a 
Think pad and a HP desktop.

Just my 0.02 euros worth

Jason.

On Monday 19 January 2009 14:06:38 Ehud Kaldor wrote:
> Hi Skip,
> i am running Ubuntu with VMware workstation on it, and XP as a VM. been
> doing it for more than 6 months, on a Dell laptop, and the only issue i
> have is with Ubuntu itself, switching from Laptop mode to docking station
> mode (with 2 screens). for some reason, it will not keep the 2 screen setup
> and i need to set it again every time. but i'm drifting here.
> despite not trying the reverse angle, i think Windows VM on Linux will
> probably be the recommendation, at least in a LUG list... :)
>
> Ehud
>
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Don Marti <dmarti at zgp.org> wrote:
> > begin Skip Evans quotation of Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 03:09:41PM -0600:
> > > Each workstation consists of two boxes, one with the latest
> > > version of Ubuntu 8.10 and the second box with XP. Both are
> > > connected through KVMs.
> >
> > As long as you each have a machine for each OS,
> > why not just add a monitor and set up synergy?
> > Less tweaking just to get back to where you were,
> > and fewer hassles with getting support.
> >
> > --
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