Running Windows with Window-Eyes as a virtual machine under Linux?

Jon j.orcauser at
Wed Oct 22 11:20:55 UTC 2008


Sadly the virtualbox virtual machine seems to have issues with its 
display drivers, or at least jaws could not install its video intersept 
successfully. Using VMware 6.5.0 jaws has no problems installing the 
video intersept. VMware can also be controlled and configured from the 
command line, so there should not be any major issues there.
VMware workstation 6.5.0

Yes, evaluation version for 30 days, but just create the default 
machines that you wish to have, and burn them to dvd or suchlike, then 
for your day to day use, use the VMplayer, which has no restriction on 

by the way, vmware workstation 6.5.0 graphical interface is very 
accessible with orca in ubuntu.

If you still decide to give a go for virtual box and window eyes, please 
let us know how it goes, it would be intresting to see if it was just 
jaws, or if window eyes has the same issue with video intersept.

Hope this helps.

On Wed 22/10/2008 at 06:38:42, Lars Bj?rndal wrote:
> Hello, list!
> At work, I sometimes need to run Windows, although I'm using console
> based Linux (Fedora 9) for my daily basis work. As I'm making set
> files for Window-Eyes as part of my work, I sometimes needs Windows
> with Office 2000 and other times Office 2007, for instance. I thought
> therefore that using virtual machines, could be a good idea. So what I
> would like to ask you, is if this is a good idea, and whether I should
> use virtual machines under Linux, using Qemu, or should I use virtual
> machines under Windows, such as VMware? Does any one have some
> experience to share?
> Best regards,
> Lars
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