[GRLUG] Linux/Window options

Grand Rapids Linux Users Group grlug at grlug.org
Tue Feb 23 13:49:30 EST 2021

I agree with Adam, with the caveat that the preliminary question should 
probably be "what are you trying to accomplish?"  As an engineer / 
developer / admin, I've been mac-based for over a decade and run a 
ubuntu VBox instance on my laptop.  All my Windows instances are 
deployed on kvm (formerly VBox) as VMs.

In Adams use case, running a VBox Windows VM on Linux metal, and using 
RD to access and use the VM is virtually identical to using Windows on 
metal.  This affords you with options of taking snapshots before making 
drastic changes, running updates, testing, etc.


On 2/23/21 11:33, Grand Rapids Linux Users Group wrote:
> On Tue, 2021-02-23 at 09:13 -0500, Grand Rapids Linux Users Group
> wrote:
>> I’d be interested in getting people’s thoughts regarding
>> -dual boot Linux/Window
> Dual boot is a miserable, awful productivity killer - unless you need
> to do some hardware based stuff for some reason - then there may not be
> an option.
>> -Linux with Windows in VirtualBox
> This is how I have rolled on my daily driver for **years**.   I've
> passed through so many Windows and openSUSE versions, with never a base
> reinstall, for more than a decade.   That's at least three laptops
> where I've logical-volume moved to the new system and just kept going.

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