Thursday, July 06, 2006

Ubuntu with VMWare Server Running XP Pro

Check this out! I followed the instructions at and now my Ubuntu linux system is running Windows XP Pro inside of it. Why you ask? Because it's the only way I can use IPSec to tunnel into my work account and use Outlook to check my email and I like Windows Movie Maker. VMWare Server makes this possible and is free. Here's a screenshot of Ubuntu (Linux) running a Gnome desktop with XP Pro running inside of the VMWare Server Software. I used to have to shut down Linux and then boot into my Windows partition. Now I never have to shut down Linux and Windows is always available.