Virtualizing Windows Vista

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Sun Feb 24 18:35:45 UTC 2008

Henning Larsen wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 11:53 -0600, Steven Stern wrote:
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>> It sure would be nice to run Windows Vista on my Linux desktop for a few
>> work-related tasks.  This machine already dual-boots. I want to be able
>> to copy/paste from one environment to the other.
>> Wine provides an emulation environment -- I'm looking for real Windows.
>> I've read about Xen and we're using VMWare Enterprise at the office.
>> I'm unclear about the first, and I can't afford the second for a home
>> solution.
>> Is this something anyone is doing on Fedora? If so, what are your
>> recommendations and caveats?
> You can use vmware-serve which is free, or use qemu, kvm, xen which is
> included in fedora, depending on your processor's capabilities.
Isn't there also a restriction on what versions of Vista you can 
virtualize? I remember reading something about Vista home not 
working. (Microsoft restriction.)


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