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    Don't use WINE - Use VirtualBox Instead

    vBox is open source, and you can install windows 7 or 8 with a KMS to make them activate as Genuine

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    Re: Don't use WINE - Use VirtualBox Instead

    Virtualisation generally sucks for games. I don't get the kind of framerates for Morrowind in VirtualBox like I do on WINE.

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    Re: Don't use WINE - Use VirtualBox Instead

    I have installed a virtual machine using KVM, qemu, and virt-manager according to this wiki page

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/VirtManager

    It works very well, for example it is easy to use USB pendrives, also to boot from them, and to use image files (dd-cloned images) as virtual disks. Select i, the tab with the setup information about the virtual machine. Right-click in the window for specifications and select 'Add Hardware'. Select managed or other existing storage, and click the button 'Browse local'.

    - Select the block device for the USB pendrive, for example /dev/sdb, and
    - Select the file for the dd-cloned image, for example dd_lubuntu-13.04-obi-sept1_4GB.img

    The host machine must use either Intel VT or AMD-V chipsets that support hardware-assisted virtualization, and it must be activated or possible to activate in the BIOS, otherwise KVM will work but very slowly (qemu software virtualization), and VirtualBox might be be faster. See this link

    http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/lnxinfo/v3r0m0/topic/liaai.kvminstall/liaaikvminstallenable.htm


    and this overview link http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Main_Page
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    Re: Don't use WINE - Use VirtualBox Instead

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    I have installed a virtual machine using KVM, qemu, and virt-manager according to this wiki page

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/VirtManager

    The host machine must use either Intel VT or AMD-V chipsets that support hardware-assisted virtualization, and it must be activated or possible to activate in the BIOS, otherwise KVM will work but very slowly (qemu software virtualization), and VirtualBox might be be faster. See this link

    http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/lnxinfo/v3r0m0/topic/liaai.kvminstall/liaaikvminstallenable.htm


    and this overview link http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Main_Page
    My processor is Intel Pentium (formerly Dual-Core) E2140 (Allendale core) and I don't think it supports either Vandepool or Pacifica technologies.

    But I'm told games are slow even with hardware virtualization since the virtual machine usually has no hardware graphics acceleration. So when a game works under WINE I happily use run it under Linux otherwise I just dual-boot.

    But I do plan to use VirtualBox for testing various Linux distros, other Ubuntu flavours and even alternatives like FreeBSD, just to get a feel for what's out there. I suppose since my processor doesn't support hardware virtualization KVM would offer no real benefits over VirtualBox...

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    Re: Don't use WINE - Use VirtualBox Instead

    Quote Originally Posted by santosh83 View Post
    ... I suppose since my processor doesn't support hardware virtualization KVM would offer no real benefits over VirtualBox...
    I'm not sure you'd get KVM to work at all then. I didn't try KVM at all when I learned my processor didn't support hardware virtualization.
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    Re: Don't use WINE - Use VirtualBox Instead

    I used to try this method on supported hardware for a few applications that would not run in wine at the time. Personally IMHO, if you're going to the extent to even touch a Windows installation, no point in not just doing a dual-boot.

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    Re: Don't use WINE - Use VirtualBox Instead

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    Re: Don't use WINE - Use VirtualBox Instead

    I use Steam, windows 7 guest in VirtualBox (Ubuntu host), to play many multi-user games without any problems

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