VMWARE (or similar product)
I want to boot into Ubuntu but be able to run other distros and Windows. VMPLAYER is a good, free solution that works well when run under a Windows host. I haven't tried VMPLAYER - or any alternative product - with a Linux host system.
VMPLAYER is available as an .RPM and as a .BUNDLE
This suggests several questions:
- What is a .BUNDLE? Is a .BUNDLE useful for installing when Ubuntu is the HOST O/s?
- Is there a way to use an .RPM for installing when Ubuntu is the HOST O/S?
- Is there a GOOD alternative to VMPLAYER?
- Is there a package for installing said GOOD VMPLAYER alternative?
- Is there a package for VMPLAYER - or another product for running virtual machines/virtual appliances that will include guest O/Ss such as windows XP, Vista, and possibly other Linux flavors?
- Are there instructions for installing VMPLAYER from a tarball?
I think Xubuntu would be the best distro for the host O/S because it is relatively gentle with the available resources, thus leaving more system resources for the VMs. Xubu definitely outperforms other Ubus on older, low-powered PCs. However, I'm open to suggestions.
I want to stick with the Ubu family if possible - for all of the reasons that are obvious to us Ubu fans.
It's amazing how many problems can be solved by lowering your standards.
Given that, sometimes Windows is the fix for a LINUX problem <sigh>.