Ubuntu – How to run Windows XP inside Ubuntu


There are several programs only available on Windows.

Wine can be a negative experience, so I want to run Windows inside Ubuntu using a virtual machine. It seems that Virtualbox is the standard way, but I don't have any experience with it.

Best Answer

I use Virtual Box and it works great.

It's pretty simple to use. After installation, just click the "New" button in the toolbar, and a wizard will walk you through creating the VM.

Afterwards, click "settings", go to "storage" and mount the installation media (either as an .iso or the physical drive itself). Click "ok".

Now you can start the VM and it should allow you to install the OS.

Here is an introduction article on virtualization on workswithu.com. Click on the tags at the bottom of the article for even more info.