Linux Virtualization with VMWare or Virtual Box

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I have found, in multiple locations, that there is a way to force 3d acceleration into a virtual machine allowing Gnome3 (and even Unity in certain scenarios) to run. I have not been able to make this work at all. I selected the "3D Acceleration" box in both programs but neither will recognize the change. Any ideas? I have to use Win 7 for work but I'm a linux guy so I use dual monitors and have one o/s on each. Thanks! Paul

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VMWare Workstation 7.1, Win 7 64bit, AMD Phenom II N620 Dual-Core Processor 2.80Ghz, 4gb ram, ATI mobility Radeon HD 4250

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If I am understanding this right all you will need is “Wne”, You will be able to run windows 7 through linux.

I just found this link: VirtualBox 4.0.8 Released with Gnome Shell Support (For Fedora 15 and Ubuntu 11.04) . I hope this will help you.

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  • LinuxCiscoman
    Hello, Two things I want to mention in case anyone reads this besides myself, lol. What Drew is referring to is called Wine. This is actually a Windows emulator. When used in a Linux system, a virtual file system is created allowing Windows products to work inside of a Unix/Linux environment. In my case, I have to use Windows 7 as my main operating system and choose to use Linux for my personal computing. In any event, that site was a big help, thank you very much! Regards -Paul
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