[K12OSN] Virtualized Windows on K12LTSP

Nadav Kavalerchik nadavkav at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 20:14:46 UTC 2008

we use qemu to run windows xp (256MB memory slice)
and it works great on a Compaq 266Mhz PII + 64 MB RAM (terminal)

we only have one or two teachers use it and not all 70 terminals working
with it. it will eat the entire server's memory (only 4GB) but i guess
we can play around
with the memory slice we set for each virtual machine XP and have more
of them running in parallel.

vmware works ok too and i have not tried Xen (yet)
it is fast enought and we use the kqemu kernel driver which makes a
big difference :-)

2008/5/27 "Terrell Prudé Jr." <microman at cmosnetworks.com>:
> Nils Breunese wrote:
> Steven Santos wrote:
> What is the application you are trying to run?
> An old version of a Dutch bookkeeping application aimed at clubs called Davilex Club. I believe it's a 16-bit application. They never upgraded it because newer versions requires Windows SBS with Microsoft SQL Server (which they don't have) and converting the data files to the format of the newer version isn't even free (!). Right now they are storing the data on a Samba share on a Linux fileserver. The app works and they know it inside out. People have been looking into migrating to another application (things like GnuCash) for quite some time, but they haven't found a suitable replacement.
> A 16-bit app?  Hmm...that's the Windows 3.1 API.  WINE has had great support for that since the 1990's, and in fact, that was WINE's original API target before they started working on Win32.
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