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Make Windows 7 VM or Dual Boot Under Ubuntu?


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#1 tripflex

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:29 AM

Hey guys so i figured i would post this here and see what anybody else thinks...

Right now i'm running Windows 7 x86 and i just installed 4GB of ram, now i plan on upgrading to 64bit to support my new amount of RAM but i was thinking about doing this two ways.

One, install Ubuntu and Windows 7 as a dual boot

Or two, install Ubuntu and run Windows 7 as a Virtual Machine


Now here's my question. I currently do a lot of web design and development, so i use Adobe Photoshop a lot, will it hurt me to be running Win7 as a virtual machine instead of a dual boot? I love Ubuntu and don't use it much so that's the reason i want to do a VM so i can get the chance to play around with Ubuntu more...

Well what do you guys think? Pro/Cons?

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:14 PM

Personally I would run Ubuntu in a virtual machine. Heres why
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:28 AM

Personally I would run Ubuntu in a virtual machine. Heres why


I agree. If you use VirtualBox you can add the 3D support (for Compiz) and run it in Fullscreen Mode as if it's installed directly on the computer as well.




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