the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur (plonq) wrote,
the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur

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I was poking around on my hard drive this morning when I stumbled onto the image for an old, virtual XP machine I had been playing with. I fired up Hyper-V to see if I could get it going, but it was adamant that it needed to connect and activate itself again (maybe it had been sitting too long - I dunno). I gave up on that, but in the back of my mind I began toying with the idea of setting up a virtual Linux machine to play with.

I was not sure if the virtual machine in Windows 10 would support Linux, but I decided there was a good way to find out. I set aside enough resources to install an Ubuntu box, downloaded the latest ISO and fired up the virtual box to see if it would install. Ten minutes later I had this.


I had been thinking about installing Linux over top of Vista on my old Dell laptop, but this virtual desktop actually has far more resources available to it than the notebook would. The only thing I have not managed to get working yet is the sound, but that's not a game breaker for me. Now that I have it, I don't know what I plan to do with it, but I am fascinated by the whole virtualization aspect of it.
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