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    XP under Linux system requirements

    hi
    I'm curious about what kind of a system you would need to run XP well under a linux distro like ubuntu in something like virtualbox? I know they say 512mb of RAM with 1gb recommended, but I mean to run it well with apps like photoshop or illustrator or other heavy load programs.

    I'm asking because I want to use linux, but I need to run a lot of graphics and video apps (like adobe ones) that are still not properly supported in WINE.

    Is it realistic to run those kind of apps in a guest windows in virtualbox? And if so, what kind of specs would you need to do so fairly effectively?
    Currently I'm on a Dell dual core XPS m1210 with 1gb of RAM, but I'm guessing this machine would not be able to handle it properly...

    PS: It would also be nice to run compiz and so on on the host while running xp as a guest... but I'm guessing that will take the requirements even higher yes?

    thanks

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    Re: XP under Linux system requirements

    I Would Recommend At Least 2GB Of Ram - 3 If You Really Want Max Performance.

    However I Can't Seem To Get My Photoshop Running In A Fullscreen Resolution In Virtualbox - So I Use VMware Server - Its Free But You Have To Compile It Yourself.

    Also - You Need To Be Sure To Set The Monitor And The Ubuntu's Colorization Settings To Defualts - Otherwise You Won't Get Very Accurate Colors In Your Images.


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    Re: XP under Linux system requirements

    My Dell E1606n works fine with only one gig of RAM and VMware Server. I use heavy graphic editing when on the road and find with its Core 2 Duo at 1.77GHz everthing is just fine, consisting all things. See my signature.
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    Re: XP under Linux system requirements

    However I Still Recommend At Least 2GB One Of The Reasons Is It Is Better To Dedicate An Entire Stick Of RAM 2 Windows Than Just One Stick Split In Parts - Its Also More Stable In Situations Where Data Loss Is Of Utmost Importance.

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    Re: XP under Linux system requirements

    Technically I don't follow your logic regarding RAM sticks... So be it.
    Regards, frank, at http://yantrayoga.typepad.com/noname/
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    Re: XP under Linux system requirements

    Thanks for the info. I might give it a try on my machine and see how it goes...
    But I won't get my hopes up trying to run xp with 512mb ram under a virtual machine and then throwing photoshop at it (x.x)

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