Jan
21
2009




Windows 7 Beta running on Fedora 10 KVM

I was interested to know if the Windows 7 Beta was bootable in Fedora 10 w/ KVM/libvirt setup.  I was surprised that it was a fairly quick and flawless install.  In fact I was happy to finally see a Microsoft product worth getting excited for.

Installing Windows 7

The install was painless with no driver errors, crashes and just one reboot.  Woot.  Installs faster on Linux hypervisor than an ordinary machine!  Or at least it seemed like it.

Ugly default desktop with KDE 4.0 like widgets

So far my overall assesment is that the interface seems to be getting steadily worse since Windows XP, but performence wise it seems waaaaaay faster than Vista.  Also let me point out you can change the Desktop Theme to something that looks XP’ish.

It installed quickly and easily, detected all my drivers and seems to be faster on a limited resources VM then on my Intel 2.6 GHZ Vista system.  We’ll see as I use it further…

My fear is that I’m getting some stripped down Beta that is really fast but gets slower as we get closer to release.  If any of you have experiences you wish to share about Windows 7 and VM’s send me a post!

-Matt

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2 Comments »

  • david

    Thx for your post, was looking for a virtualization environment for windows 7 and your post was really helpful

    will give it a try 😉

    Comment | October 4, 2009
  • cod3fr3ak

    I have a question. Did you try and 3d grk stuff with this setup? I play a couple of games that use Direct 3d or whatever MS use for 3d acceleration.

    Comment | June 14, 2010

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