[tech] VirtualBox on one of the linux desktops
harrymc at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Thu Apr 30 15:04:06 WST 2009
Jacques Chester wrote:
> My understanding of Microsoft's licensing is that you need a separate
> license for each installation. They count a VM as a separate installation.
> This is really annoying when it's the same bits on the same physical drive.
> So I guess I'm saying, based on my own bitter experience, that the answer
> is "nope". We'd need another license to run XP both as a dual-boot OS and
> in the VM.
Hm. Ok. From my reading of the EULA I thought it was ok to use XP Pro on a VM
(I bought XP Pro with this machine rather than the standard XP Home after
research) and, given that I can't boot XP natively on this box -and-
simultaneously run the VM under lenny then I guess I'll never run XP natively
on this box again; which I won't lose any sleep over ;)
It's really to run Protel and a couple of other embedded debugging tools not
available for linux.
But for the UCC situation, can you elaborate on "based on my own bitter
experience" so I can follow this up? UCC will want to run native and VM at
All the best
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