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    New install with dualboot and virtualbox

    Hello. When I learned of how Windows 8 was going to be, it got me thinking, its a good idea to just move to Ubuntu.

    So in the future, I want to buy a new computer, and install Ubuntu/windows 8 dualboot with Ubuntu as default.

    More, I want some form of virtualbox, (or whatever its called) on both, that can run the other.

    So what I need answered(listed by priority):
    1. Is this possible?
    2. Is it a good idea?
    3. How do I do it?
    4. Will it work as I can expect?
    5. What sort of WINE and/or related programs can I use to play games, and programs to limit the use of Windows?

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    Re: New install with dualboot and virtualbox

    #1 Yes

    #2 Don't see why not

    #3 There is going to be a learning curve.

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?...lubuntu.com%2F

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox

    http://www.google.com/search?q=virtu...ient=firefox-a

    #4 Should, lots of people use it with success.

    #5 Wine; you have windows, forget wine

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    Re: New install with dualboot and virtualbox

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    #1 Yes

    #2 Don't see why not

    #3 There is going to be a learning curve.

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?...lubuntu.com%2F

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox

    http://www.google.com/search?q=virtu...ient=firefox-a

    #4 Should, lots of people use it with success.

    #5 Wine; you have windows, forget wine
    About your responce to 5...

    What do you mean "You have windows"?
    I want to avoid Win 8 as much as possible, so running windows programs/games in windows, is something I want to avoid whenever possible.

    So I need wine.

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    Re: New install with dualboot and virtualbox

    i've dropped winbloz ages ago (2005) so i even cant say what its looking now (i dont care)

    http://appdb.winehq.org/

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    Re: New install with dualboot and virtualbox

    Quote Originally Posted by LEGrambo View Post
    About your responce to 5...

    What do you mean "You have windows"?
    I want to avoid Win 8 as much as possible, so running windows programs/games in windows, is something I want to avoid whenever possible.

    So I need wine.
    Quote Originally Posted by LEGrambo View Post
    I want to buy a new computer, and install Ubuntu/windows 8 dualboot with Ubuntu as default.
    Asked and answered. By yourself.
    If you don't want Windows, delete it. If you need / want to continue to run software and games for Windows, boot into windows. They will never run as well (if at all) in Wine as they would in Windows. You need to decided.

    Having said that, I have one windows software (Fireworks) that I like to run briefly every now and then and wine allows this quicker than rebooting.

    Personally I like choices so on one old spare laptop I still keep a Windows partition and installed wine.

    If you don't think you'll ever need to run a windows software program for just a minute before closing it again, I wouldn't waste HDD space with a Virtual environment if I had the option to dual boot.
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