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Installing windows 7 32bit virtally on Ubuntu 14

nac

Aspiring Novelist
I was asked to do a clean installation of OS as I was facing few problems. I couldn't find time to do it so far. I think I can do it by the coming weekend. So, I am thinking of installing Linux (Ubuntu). I have few queries to clarify before that...

I have few software which have made to work in Windows and they don't have Linux version. Though I could use Wine for that, I am thinking of installing Windows virtually on Linux and work from there. The question is, Do I have good enough setup to do it? I have a six year old PDC @1.8ghz, 160GB HDD and 3 GB DDR 2 RAM. Is this sufficient to run Linux - Ubuntu (host) and windows 7 (guest)?

I will go ahead and do it, only if this will not slow down the system performance. Else, I will stick with Windows 7. No virtual machine, no guest OS, just windows.
 

rijinpk1

Aspiring Novelist
i had a single core celeron(430) at 1.8ghz and ubuntu lagged like a hell on that.windows was fine. yours is a dual core, there will be certainly improvement. try it . if it feels slow, there is always the other option;). formatting does not take ages. also you can try ubuntu without even installing!
 
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nac

nac

Aspiring Novelist
Yeah, I have worked in Ubuntu before. It was a dual boot (XP and Ubuntu) and both the OS was little slower than when I installed only one OS. But this time, I am thinking of installing Windows in vmware/virtualbox on Ubuntu. Just wanna make sure that my system is good enough for that.
 
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nac

nac

Aspiring Novelist
Thank you :) I will stick with windows. I will start the process right away, so I can get it up and running before monday... :)
 
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nac

nac

Aspiring Novelist
Done. :) Seems like system is little faster. I guess because there is not much load. There are loads of software/application yet to install... Will see if the system still performs faster then... ;)
 
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