I'm guessing that I'm totally missing something. Please explain virtualization to me.
This is my "idea" of what it is: I can run windows within linux.
All I need is a few programs out of windows: a couple of flash building progs (CoffeeCup), 3d graphics prog (Daz Studio and PSPx) and my billing/accounting software (QuickBooks). These are the only programs that I couldn't find compatible software in linux.
However, I am starting to see that maybe virtualization is being able to run windows from another location?
If the later is true, then do I need to install windows on another drive?
I used Crossover years ago, is that program still available LOL. Just a frustrated computer user right now. Not anything that linux or windows did to me - just my kids crashing my computer *read: trojan* and the fact that I have a silly T30 that doesn't recognize one of the memory slots anymore ($500+ to fix and appears to happen again later).
I have a fresh install of Gutsy on my laptop right now. I also have a MyBook usb hard drive that I can use. I also have a website that I can utilize if necessary. I just want to use Ubuntu as my main operating system but be able to access those other programs above at least once a day, without having to reboot. Windows takes forever to boot up on this computer!
Any help would be appreciated! I think this is what I get for not immediately removing windows from this laptop when I bought it and sticking with linux all along.