[TriLUG] WinXP in QEMU?
skuekes at nc.rr.com
Thu Apr 7 17:36:23 EDT 2005
I use the latest Qemu and it has a kernel module that allows ring 3 code
to run native on the processor. Only ring 0 code is emulated. It runs
quite nicely using win2k on my AMD 2800. I also use it for Quicken,
since I use quicken billpay, its the only windows app that I couldn't do
without. Since I installed win2k under QEMU I don't have to dual boot
my system to use quicken. I don't know about XP home under QEMU though.
David McDowell wrote:
> she has decent hardware and doesn't need to spend money on a mac... :)
> http://www.microsoft.com/mac was busted last time I tried it... heh,
> appears to be back today... *shrugs*
> If I can, I'll convince her kids to use OOo. Firefox has flash, so
> they'll be happy there... as for quickbooks... maybe she is willing to
> learn gnucash?? she's highly UNsavvy though, so prospects for that
> aren't good.
> On Apr 7, 2005 12:45 PM, Lee Fickenscher <elfick at mac.com> wrote:
>>If Microsoft Office and Quickbooks are a must, how about a mac?
>>David McDowell wrote:
>>>anyone have good success with WinXP Home/Pro in QEMU?? (I'll be trying
>>>QEMU on CentOS 3.4 or 4.0 possibly). CEO keeps having terrible
>>>problems with her kids and her XP installation constantly crashing...
>>>I've almost convinced her to try linux, but need to give her a way to
>>>get to Microsoft Office and Quickbooks, figured a free VM is better
>>>than paying for crossover or something.
>>>How'd the networking and how's QEMU on allowing the VM to access the
>>>local /home of the host OS?
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