Hyper-V for laptop use?

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Hyper-V
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Virtual PC 2007
  Let me start by saying that I’m new to virtualization.  I’m running Windows 8 on my laptop, but would like to virtualize Ubuntu so that I can boot it for running code, testing Linux programs, etc. I tried this with Virtual PC 2007 (I allocated 1G of RAM for Ubuntu), and it was very slow. I’ve been told that Hyper-V would provide better performance. Is this true?

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