Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Please recommend a virtual enviroment for Windows

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Beans
    10

    Exclamation Please recommend a virtual enviroment for Windows

    Greetings everyone. I'm new in the Ubuntu community but certainly not in GNU/Linux in General.

    I've been mostly a Slackware user, and most recently openSuse, but I must say I fell in love with Ubuntu 10, it's everything I always wanted a distro to be.

    After a short introduction, I'd like your help in this. I'm running Ubuntu in a remote server, where I only have ssh access (no X), and I need Windows running virtually on it. I'd like to know which environment I should choose for this, Xen, VirtualBox, VMWare?.

    I'm looking for the most Ubuntu-supported alternative, which allows me to install and run using only the console.

    I'd appreciate any help you could provide.

    Best regards.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Al Ain
    Beans
    7,909

    Re: Please recommend a virtual enviroment for Windows

    Howdy,

    You need the kernel headers, binary utilities and GCC. If those are configured properly, then you can install any of the above. Virtualizers are mature and all solve the same problem, so the result is the same too. Pick your poison...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Gloucester, UK
    Beans
    57
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Please recommend a virtual enviroment for Windows

    i found virtualbox very easy to install and use headless. I've been using the PUEL version which been very reliable, but not open source. I have found the RDP connection very useful as I seem to have no end of problems trying to VNC to a server - shift keys not working, now left mouse button not working. Very aggravating.

    The RDP is handy as rdesktop on the client also supports local sound.

    At the 3.2.x versions I had to use PUEL version because the RDP support is only in that version. I have read that this may have changed with 4.x which I think gives the base install as open source and I guess you have to get the closed source extensions for RDP and remote USB etc. I have seen there's a PPA for this already.

    Good support forum at virtualbox.org as well.

    Cheers

    matt

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Please recommend a virtual enviroment for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by zzztownsend View Post
    2.x versions I had to use PUEL version because the RDP support is only in that version. I have read that this may have changed with 4.x which I think gives the base install as open source and I guess you have to get the closed source extensions for RDP and remote USB etc. I have seen there's a PPA for this already.
    You don't need a PPA to get the closed source extension, you can just download and install them off the virtualbox website.
    Come to #ubuntuforums! We have cookies! | Basic Ubuntu Security Guide

    Tomorrow's an illusion and yesterday's a dream, today is a solution...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Beans
    10

    Re: Please recommend a virtual enviroment for Windows

    Thank you,

    Yes, VirtualBox was my first choice to try and I'm very happy with it so far, it runs great headless and was very easy to setup. The documentation is great.

    Regards.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •