Linux on a Virtual Machine?

Discussion in 'Laptops / Netbooks' started by mgordonwillis, May 13, 2013.

  1. mgordonwillis

    mgordonwillis New Member

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    I apologize in advance for any seeming ignorance. I know a fair amount about programming, but not enough about Linux. Long story short, I made the mistake of buying a computer with win8 on it. The laptop that I have makes it very difficult to take it off and replace with anything else.

    My questions is, how well does Linux work with virtual machines? And if it works well, is there a particular virtual machine that I should download to use?

    I thank any and all in advance for any and all help.


    Regards,

    Michael
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    mgordonwillis New Member

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    Someone posted in a thread before I posted this one that brings up a good question. Would it be a good idea just to get rid of Win8 altogether and just replace it with Linux?
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Linux works well in a virtual machine, but it works better on the bare system. I would suggest Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint, CentOS, Arch, and Slackware.

    Sorry for the extensive delay to answering your question.

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