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Re: [Xen-users] Windows XP on XenServer local machine itself

To: Rob MacGregor <rob.macgregor@xxxxxxxxx>, Xen users mailing list <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Windows XP on XenServer local machine itself
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Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:48:49 -0400
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Admittedly, I'm scoping out xen to see what it does and what I'd need to
run it.  I've played around a little bit with the live cd, that's it.

So I want to make sure that I'm not confused before I get going.  I very
much do want to be able to run Windows and Linux and Solaris on the same
laptop all at the same time.  Xen can do this, right?

On 09/09/2009 01:50 PM Rob MacGregor wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 18:33, Sanjay Arora<sanjay.k.arora@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Is it possible to run a virtual winXP machine on a xenserver and
>> access that machine through the local keyboard, mouse & graphics card,
>> instead of accessing it remotely using rdp or ics?
> AFAIK no.
>> Also, someone on another list suggested that if I am thinking of
>> running windows as a guest, I should think of using vmware or
>> virtualbox. Does xen have any handicap/problem running xp compared to
>> these systems?
> It's different - VMWare and VirtualBox are designed to allow you local
> interactive access, like you describe above, but require that your
> host has a GUI installed.  XEN does not require that you have a GUI on
> the host.

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