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hujirong
August 21st, 2009, 08:31 PM
I want to install a Linux on a VM on my Windows Vista at home. I don't want dual boot. Some posts pointing me to this Virtual Appliance Marketplace. Is this the right thing for me to download?
http://www.vmware.com/appliances/directory/va/128633/download

I just want to run some simple applications like CVS and Subversion.

Thanks
Jirong

sergiom99
August 22nd, 2009, 04:13 AM
Thats an Ubuntu Server, not Desktop. Its fine if you dont need a graphic desktop.

You can also install Ubuntu "inside" Vista with WUBI (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide)

Good Luck!

matthewbpt
August 22nd, 2009, 10:10 AM
If you want to install it into a VM download Virtualbox, it creates a virtual machine which you can use to run another OS on your desktop, it's pretty cool. www.virtualbox.org

Nburnes
August 22nd, 2009, 10:12 AM
I would go with Virtual Box for VM's.

You could try Wubi as it installs Ubuntu as a program then allows you to "dual boot".