Home computer as a virtual machine?

I really like the virtual machine is a very convenient mechanism for snapshots, no need to wrestle with how to put 1 OS, with 1 powerful computer you can make it 2-3 separate spinning on 1m iron.

While working under Win7 and the background turns a vmware dev with Ubuntu + Win XP occasionally run something on Linux.

Keep Windows because from time to time play toys.


Tell me, is there any way to make a smart so that all of the OSes in the system was virtual and that when working in Windows is not chustvovat brakes and could play as well as in non-virtual system.
October 8th 19 at 03:44
4 answers
October 8th 19 at 03:46
You have an interesting task))
I would have tried to solve using Hyper-v 2008 R2 sp1+RemoteFX
thanks — esteem. - meaghan.Stros commented on October 8th 19 at 03:49
In windows 8 is client hyper-V. Beta promise this month. About RemoteFX so far no information. - camille commented on October 8th 19 at 03:52
It is a pity that windows itself does not work inside the new path. How come — I'll try, but I think hyper-v will not run inside vmware :)) But in MS ideas the right way, very pleased with them. VHD virtual disks. - meaghan.Stros commented on October 8th 19 at 03:55
October 8th 19 at 03:48
Well, if the host is Windows, then it will be possible to play ;) And even today I slipped an article about portforwarding video card, I think it is necessary to communicate with the author.
Well, I have yet to have — Windows can't use all advantages of the path in this mode. Thanks for the link — this article and opened my mind to write this question ;) Although think about this for a long time. - meaghan.Stros commented on October 8th 19 at 03:51
What exactly are the benefits deprived by windows as a host? When I was free vmware server, the path flew like a plane, now I have ubuntu with kvm, the difference to see. Except that with Linux more fuss ;) - camille commented on October 8th 19 at 03:54
I can't do snapshots, I can't copy it as a file and transfer to another screw/stick. can turn her off and run only Linux. - meaghan.Stros commented on October 8th 19 at 03:57
October 8th 19 at 03:50
I do not advise to leave only on the host hypervisor. Too many inconveniences may arise, and the administration complicated on the order. It is better to put a full OS with a GUI, at least in the minimal configuration.

I have installed Windows 2008 Server R2 + Hyper-V as the host OS, well, a virtual "taste". On the host only the minimum necessary software, and all application programs stuffed in his virtualcom — one for the server software, the second for development, another for testing, etc.
Toys can be played either on the host or, as indicated above using RemoteFX. But in the case of RemoteFX, the graphics card really needs to be powerful: in the case of NVidia or the top-end GeForce or Quadro class card.
thanks for the reply. leaves remain in the current configuration. I would like to think management windose to make more flexible and "virtual". - meaghan.Stros commented on October 8th 19 at 03:53
October 8th 19 at 03:52
The easiest way is multiboot. Put all the necessary OS and put Linux last to using GRUB to specify where to boot from.

Virtualization ambush that guests lose physical access to the devices. The main problem - none. With toys because it will not chop. Yes, even in modern UI systems will slow down, as commonly used hardware acceleration.

Yes, there are Remote-FX, but the iron in his support. And the cost of it will not be happy.

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