[TriLUG] XP/Vista on Ubuntu (was: Parallels)
mfreeze at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 22:48:24 EDT 2008
I guess I'd like to open up this discussion to ask if anyone could share a
success story of running XP/Vista on Ubuntu? And with what package?
I saw Parallels working with XP on a friends Mac. I was suitably impressed
so I was glad to see their version for Linux announced a while back. But, I
need it to work *reliably*
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 10:39 PM, Greg Brown <gwbrown1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can 1/2 answer your question. I have a legacy client that runs XP under
> OS X and used both Parallels and VM-Ware Fusion and I can report that if
> you're going to spend $80, Fusion is the way to go, at least under OS X.
> Fusion has proved far more stable over the eight month test window and any
> further "OS in a OS" deployed by me will be Fusion based.
> Parallels did work, though, but it also locked up occasionally and didn't
> recover from sleep well at all. USB devices under Windows via the host OS
> were tricky as well (Fusion seems to deal with USB much better). Also, in
> the older version of Parallels (and this has bee hopefully fixed) IPv6
> cause the OS under emulation to vomit on itself rather dratically.
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 10:32 PM, Mark Freeze <mfreeze at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is there anyone who is running Vista/XP within parallels on ubuntu?
> > Regards,
> > Mark.
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