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    Lightbulb Seamless Ubuntu inside Windows

    Just saw this rather interesting development of the Ubuntu platform. It allows you to run a full Ubuntu enviromnent seamlessly in Windows. It shows apps individually in the Windows taskbar, can access local hard drive resources and is both persistant and portable allowing you to run any ubuntu app from inside windows just like a Windows app.

    Lifehacker - Portable Ubuntu Runs Ubuntu Inside Windows - Portable Ubuntu

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNzmNB-P6Qk"]YouTube - Portable Ubuntu Screencast[/ame]

    Could be really useful for development and testing if your on a Windows machine and preffer seamless access to your resources.

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    looks great, shame its ubuntu.

    if they do this with pclos then i'll be installing it.

    BoX

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    VirtualBox can do this for any version of Linux so long as it's running X.org 1.3 or greater. It's called seamless windows. You do need VirtualBox additions for linux installed on the guest.

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    I am impressed! Behold firefox running inside ubuntu on top of windows xp.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Interesting!

    I wonder if you can run Windows in VirtualBox under Linux Under Windows. Do this enough times and you'll be able to see the back of your own head.

    I agree with the PCLOS comment - it's the best OS in the world. And that's been proven by celebrity scientists, too.
    Or just run VNC pointing to the same machine it's running on....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    I wonder if you can run Windows in VirtualBox under Linux Under Windows. Do this enough times and you'll be able to see the back of your own head.
    i think you can, but the host OS ram will be come rather limited, depends what version of Windows!

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    its pretty neat & u can stick it on a USB drive too.

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    Its fantastic

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    I'd prefer it the other way round - Windows Apps in Linux.... oh wait.....

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    just out of interest, can the linux wifi progs like kismet etc take full advantage of the wifi card when run in this way?

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    Here's a cunning thought, running portable ubuntu out of Dropbox - Home - Secure backup, sync and sharing made easy.

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    Looks very neat. Might give it a whirl later but yes it is a shame its ubuntu

    Edit: Ahh looking into it, it used coLinux, and afaik that does run on x64 (Last time i checked was a good 6 months ago)
    Last edited by painejake; 1st October 2009 at 11:35 AM.

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