Re: installing windows on ubuntu box solely for Netflix Watch Instantly
Sounds like a fun system (I just love hardware, don't you?).
Originally Posted by tlroche
Here is the thing - video playback is the least ideal thing to be doing in a Vbox instance. Win7 in a Vbox on Ubuntu uses the Ubuntu video and audio drivers, and these layers add processing time.
The only way to really know if the performance would be acceptable as a Vbox instance is to try it. XP takes less disk space, Win7 runs faster in many (but not all) hardware configurations.
Also - Amaz0n has just announced that anyone with the Amaz0n prime membership for 2nd day shipping can now stream videos, too. If you happen to have that, it is another option to watch movies - cheap.
Anyway, that is what little I know...
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