Jun272008

My desktop: Windows XP on Ubuntu through VMWare

Since I normally need to test different applications (almost all of them built with CakePHP) to make sure they work on different browsers (including IE7), I’ve recently installed VMWare over my Ubuntu Hardy to use Windows XP. This is how my desktop looks like when running it (click on the image to get the larger version):

You can see the excellent htop command showing that for some reason at that precise moment my Processor #1 was at 100% while Processor #2 was resting at a 15% :)

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4 Comments to "My desktop: Windows XP on Ubuntu through VMWare"

  1. Jun272008 at 6:29 pm

    Steve [Visitor] wrote:

    That’s kinda sexy

  2. Jun282008 at 4:02 am

    Bert Van de Poel [Visitor] wrote:

    What I do to test site’s on IE6 and IE7: I just run them on wine using the great ies4linux tool from this site: http://www.tatanka.com.br

    It’s quite stable and the performance isn’t bad, IE6 doesn’t even crash as much as it does on windows.

  3. Jun282008 at 3:36 pm

    mariano.iglesias [Member] wrote:

    @Bert: I knew about that tool already. I use VMWare since I also need to test other things on a real windows environment. IE6 has never crashed on me on Windows, though.

  4. Jul072008 at 5:35 am

    phpcurious [Visitor] wrote:

    it’s nicer to see Windows being emulated in Ubuntu VM than ubuntu on windows VM. :D

 
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