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Re: [solved] Re: How to uninstall Emacs?


From: Jim Diamond
Subject: Re: [solved] Re: How to uninstall Emacs?
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:59:05 -0300
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On 2015-04-18 at 17:05 ADT, Bob Proulx <address@hidden> wrote:
> Rusi wrote:
>> [To Bob]
>> 
>> Any suggestions for making a victim (oops experimental) windows
>> running on a VM running on stock (debian/ubuntu) linux?
>
> I am fortunate that I don't need to work with MS-Windows.  That means
> that I only know about it through hearsay.  But you are wanting to run
> MS-Windows on GNU/Linux?  Is that right?  Why?
>
> If you are on MS-Windows and want to create a VM I hear good things
> about VirtualBox.  However that name recognition does not extend in
> the reverse direction.  VirtualBox on GNU/Linux is not very good.  It
> was declared unsupportable by the Linux kernel folks a while back.[1]
> I don't think that situation has changed.  So unfortunately people
> running on MS-Windows often have good results with VirtualBox there.
> Then they try to transfer that knowledge to running VirtualBox on a
> Linux kernel system and though it sometimes works the general
> experience isn't not great overall.  I inherited a Fedora system
> running VirtualBox and I found the experience lacking.  I eventually
> converted it to something different.
>
>   [1] http://phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTk5Mw

That is almost 5 years old.  Don't you think it is a bit irrelevant to
the current year?

FWIW I use virtualbox (Linux host, mostly Linux guests) regularly and
haven't seen any problems I can even tenuously connect to it.

The mileage of people still living in 2011 may vary.

Cheers.
                                Jim


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