using Windows in VM

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at
Sun Mar 4 02:39:44 PST 2012

On 04/03/2012 11:30, Cor Nouws wrote:
> Hi devs,
> I have the idea that it might be useful to consider encouraging devs 
> on Linux to use Windows in a VM.
> I know that some of the devs are actively using Windows build 
> environments, but also that others haven't even a running Win OS to 
> check certain issues.
> Setting up a VM is not a big deal, and if needed the Board could step 
> in paying for licences.
> It would make checking / communicating on certain issues much easier. 
> Checking yourself is more direct and often not much more work than 
> commenting that you cannot, and hope that others will shed some light 
> on it etc. Well, I could continue with listing other advantages.
> ( I installed Win7 in a Virtualbox myself for testing and can confirm 
> that it did not ruin my primary OS, nor the HDD and that it's easy to 
> close once you're done ;-) )
> Cheers,

Don't get me wrong its a great idea, but one thing I have noticed when 
testing development releases of Ubuntu, that bugs surface in the vm that 
don't end up surfacing on a physical install.

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