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Re: FESco meeting summary for 20090507



On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 17:44 +0200, Matej Cepl wrote:
>> On 2009-05-11, 17:18 GMT, Adam Williamson wrote:
>> > but wine is still valid.
>>
>> Except ... if you really want Windows these days, virtualization
>> is probably more viable option (yes, I have Windows 7/build 7100
>> in kvm running on x86_64 host).
>
> Legally speaking, you need a valid Windows license to use
> virtualization. I have no such license for this PC, and I'm not about to
> go out and pay Microsoft a couple hundred dollars to buy one. But I can
> use wine to run a few Windows apps / games perfectly legally without it.

Well if you want to play games virtualisation wont help you anyway, as
it does not provide hardware 3D.
Vmware and virtualbox do but only to a limited extend. (Our virt stack
does not offer any 3D, dunno what happened to vmgl which ought to add
accelerated 3D to qemu).


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