Gabriel Sean Farrell on 18 Jan 2008 06:52:21 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] The One True OS, migrating to

On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 10:57:36PM -0500, Matthew Rosewarne wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 January 2008, jeff wrote:
> > Since the previous OS literally died, I didn't have time to do a proper
> > migration.  I had backups plus the data on the drive.  I slaved the old
> > drive so I'd have ready access,  The only plan I could come up with was
> > my old joke of running XP in a VM, so I got busy preparing that
> > environment.
> I provide support for a family member who made a similar "unplanned 
> migration".  He has gotten great results from Crossover, since he absolutely 
> requires MS Office.  If an app doesn't run in Crossover, he runs it in a 
> Win2000 QEMU VM.

I've been trying to get rid of the windows box on my desk at work, and
have recently set up qemu on my debian amd64.  I only need office for
outlook and occasional testing of webapps on ie.  Runs well so far, got
the kqemu-kernel stuff going, and I think outlook is even faster (though
I'm giving the vm more ram than the original box had).

Congrats on taking the plunge!
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