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    Options for Hosting Linux on Windows 7


    What options are there for hosting linux on Windows 7?

    I think vmware will work.

    Windows Virtual PC will work.

    What about XEN?

    Apparently HyperV won't work because I don't have Windows 7 server installed.

    What do I google search for: hypervisors?

    What do you recommend?

    I want to install and run oracle database and java and eclipse on linux. I only have a windows machine. Which is easier: installing bootable linux on a SD flash card or hosting via XEN or vmware?

    Are some linux distros better guests on Windows 7 than others?

    Thanks,
    Siegfried

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    I believe that VirtualBox runs on Win7 now. That's what I'd use.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    I believe that VirtualBox runs on Win7 now. That's what I'd use.
    I second that suggestion. Simply the best free VM out there, in my opinion. It's all I use any more.
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