Do you run any VM on your main desktop?

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    • #178912
      Anonymous
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      Do you run any VM on your main desktop?
      If so, what do you run and for what purpose?

    • #178913
      Anonymous
      Guest

      my work machine is a local HyperV machine (Windows). And i try out shit on VMs all the time, like firewall rules or Linux distributions!

    • #178914
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I play eroge in VMs. I used to use vmware but lately it’s become a giant shitshow so I switched back to virtualbox.

      • #178916
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >I play eroge in VMs.
        same
        >I used to use vmware but lately it’s become a giant shitshow so I switched back to virtualbox.
        I have the opposite experience
        tried virtualbox, but it sucked ass and barely worked, while vmware workstation just werks

        • #178921
          Anonymous
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          Maybe it was because I was using the free version (vmplayer) which they gimp or purpose something dunno. I started getting random lag for literally no reason. It’s basically unusable now. Not sure if they just shat the bed with newer kernel versions or what.

          Use virt-manager. Outside of xen it’s superior in every way

          QEMU is useless unless you do GPU passthrough (which I don’t) because it has no 3d acceleration on windows.

          • #178927
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >vmplayer
            wtf are you doing anon
            just pirate vmware desktop

            • #178930
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Is this actually better though?

              • #178933
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Not then anon you’re replying to but vmware workstation is much better. One feature I use all the time is the Revert to Snapshot feature.

                • #178934
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  I don’t really care about any of that tbh. I just want to run my glorified powerpoints stably. If it still uses the same fundamental code/logic for its 2D/3D rendering, I don’t see why I wouldn’t have the same issue.

                • #178936
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  Could literally just use virtualbox, or hyper-v if running 8.1 or later

          • #178946
            Anonymous
            Guest

            virtio-gpu drivers are now available for Windows. That allows you to get 3D Acceleration, albeit not with the official NVIDIA drivers.

            • #178957
              Anonymous
              Guest

              >virtio-gpu-drivers
              They don’t work on Windows 7 at least. You can install an older version and it’ll fix some stuff like the resolution but it won’t actually give you any 3D acceleration.

      • #178920
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Use virt-manager. Outside of xen it’s superior in every way

        • #178924
          Anonymous
          Guest

          virt-manager is outdated garbage.

          • #178947
            Anonymous
            Guest

            And what should we use? Boxes? That freaking thing hides everything I need.

            • #178948
              Anonymous
              Guest

              command line

              • #178950
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Do I copy and paste the 600 char command each time or should I turn it into an alias?

                • #178951
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  there is this forbidden black magic advanced wizards use to manage their shit and it’s called bash scripting

    • #178915
      Anonymous
      Guest

      win7 because a lot of family photos are on an old 2core 3gb ram computar that can’t into boot, and it was easier to just copy the drive to vmware and play around with it on my newer machine.

      • #178917
        Anonymous
        Guest

        ….just copy the files out of the vm then

    • #178918
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I install os to disk/jump drive with virt-manager passing the storage drive directly to the VM. You can do everything you need while knowing a bug in there installer cannot bork your bootloader. This is a useful technique if you want to install something you may need documentation for or hotswap a bunch of disk drives that can then be placed into computers.

    • #178919
      Anonymous
      Guest

      fuck off, nsa.

      threads like this are pure freaking cancer.

      • #178925
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >the NSA needs to "ask" to find out what you’re running
        brain dead scrotebrain

    • #178922
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I use Fedora as my main machine. I have a VM with Windows for whenever I need to do something that requires it. It’s not very often that I use it, but it at least prevents me from having to say "sorry, I don’t have Windows…" should we need to use some technology that requires it.
      It doesn’t look quite right, and network is always a bit awkward, but overall it werks.

    • #178923
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’m yet to find something I can’t run on a container

    • #178926
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I took a snapshot of a work computer running software for some hardware I have at home. After I left the job I still needed this software thats behind a dealer portal but I can use it as I like.

    • #178928
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i run a vm to autoclick on runescape

    • #178929
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I run a Haiku VM on my main laptop which I used to compile Heimdall for Haiku.
      Required a bit of searching across the repos and changing a CMakeLists file, but it compiled in the end.
      I haven’t actually tested it though.

    • #178931
      Anonymous
      Guest

      VMWare Workstation Player running a MacOS Catalina VM so I use XCode and publish apps to the App Store without having to buy an Apple device.

    • #178932
      Anonymous
      Guest

      All my work related stuff is in a VM. At first it was because my primary OS was Linux and I needed Windows for work, but after switching back to Windows 10 I still use the VM since it’s a good delineation between business and personal stuff.

    • #178935
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >If so, what do you run and for what purpose?
      Dicking around box
      Linux machine
      Work machine if too lazy to get to my laptop I have a copy of the image running

    • #178937
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i wanted to run my main machine as a vm, but couldn’t figure out how to configure multiple monitors without qxa

    • #178938
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I run a Windows 10 VM for games.

      • #178939
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >Playing games on a VM
        Why? Do you hate yourself?

        • #178940
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I put my 3080 and dedicated NVMe SSD on passthrough and it runs like the real thing.

          • #178941
            Anonymous
            Guest

            how’s the performance compared to native?

            • #178944
              Anonymous
              Guest

              No difference. I’m running everything at 4K60 and I don’t notice it’s a VM. I also have the sound going into my monitor which goes out to a mixer.

              why not do it the other way around?
              why run the most computationally intensive software you have in a freaking vm?

              I prefer to run Linux directly because it’s much more stable and works the way I want it to. And I’m not even talking about rice I just want an OS I’m fully in control of and can take updates without rebooting.

              • #178955
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Nice to know this works well! Desktop Linux is incredible these days

                • #178962
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  Windows 11 turning into the abomination it is was what made me go Linux full time. My Windows installation is now dedicated to games and I basically treat it like a console. All settings on default and I don’t even bother installing a browser or even setting up Edge.

          • #178942
            Anonymous
            Guest

            why not do it the other way around?
            why run the most computationally intensive software you have in a freaking vm?

            • #178943
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Not that anon but I wouldn’t run malware as my real OS either.

    • #178945
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’ve got a Windows Server lab for toying around with various shit and configurations. Two VMs for Win10. One VM for my watch-wallet. One VM to build firmware. 10 total.

    • #178949
      Anonymous
      Guest

      All my VMs run on my homeserver.

    • #178952
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I have a Hyper-V FreeBSD VM for CLI stuff

    • #178953
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yes, i use GNS3

    • #178954
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Docker containers have taken over from virtual box for me, some scientific libraries I develop with are difficult to install on the MacBook I use at work, so I just chuck all my utilities into docker containers with cli wrapper scripts

    • #178956
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I have Windows 7 32bit VM to use digital signing and authentication with my country ID, it uses some specific drivers so it can’t be used under Linux

    • #178958
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i got a qemu/kvm vm for bookstack

    • #178959
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’m running Win10 with a NixOS Hyper-v VM
      NixOS is installed on a dedicated SSD that I pass through to the VM, which means I can always just natively boot the NixOS installation.

      I also pass through 6 12TB HDDs to the VM for storing media. The VM runs all my services like Plex, Deluge, etc.
      I also develop/work on NixOS, by using VSCode and the Remote SSH extension.
      Pretty happy with the setup

    • #178960
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I run a Win10 VM so i can use altstore.
      Linux works for everything else

    • #178961
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I run a collection of windowses, 95, 98, NT4, w2K, wXP, w7.
      Mostly for testing applications.

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