Paul Mather wrote:
On Thu, 27 May 2004 00:26:25 +0200 Toni Schmidbauer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
=> On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 09:20:07AM -0700, Bryan Maxwell wrote:
=> > Is there a way I can go from FreeBSD to windows without rebooting?
=> no, that's not possible.
That's not strictly accurate. You can go from FreeBSD to Microsoft
Windows (and back again) without rebooting. (I can verify this from
personal experience.) One way is to install VMWare via ports and then
install Windows as a guest OS. (You need at least VMWare 3 to have
Windows XP as a supported guest OS.) You can then run Windows inside
a window when running X under FreeBSD. You can use Samba to access
files on your FreeBSD FFS partitions from inside the Windows guest OS.
(Alternatively, you can use scp/ftp to transfer files between the
running VMWare and FreeBSD if you don't want to go to the trouble of
setting up Samba on your FreeBSD system.)
VMWare offers trialware license keys, so if you want to use this
method of accessing Windows beyond the trial period you'll have to buy
a full license.
I've also heard people have had success running some Microsoft Windows
applications under FreeBSD using WINE, but I've not tried that myself.
To throw one more into the mix:
Bochs is another virtual machine ... developed open source and thus
requiring no $$.
It's been a while since I've worked with it, but I just checked freshports
and it's apparently still under active development (the port was updated
with a new version just today ... what kind of crazy nut is updating ports
at 5:30 in the morning?)
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