Running Windows with Window-Eyes as a virtual machine under Linux?
christian08 at runbox.com
Wed Oct 22 22:07:55 UTC 2008
You can create your vm with the command line interface in less than a minute and its free.
i will continue to use VirtualBox. It's working fine for me and meets my needs.
To start your vm you can also do that from the command line through gnome-terminal.
On 2008-10-22 at 23:59 mattias wrote:
>install vmware instead
>much simpler to create a machine
>On Wed, 2008-10-22 at 17:59 +0200, Christian wrote:
>> Hi Jon,
>> I have had no problems running either WIndow-Eyes or Jaws on VirtualBox.
>> You need to install the VirtualBox drivers into Windows after you have
>created your virtual machine.
>> On 2008-10-22 at 12:20 Jon wrote:
>> >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,
>> >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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