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My original question was going to be "Can a Windows process communicate with Linux running in a VM on the same machine?" but this is a little more specific.

I'm going to get a new machine soon, and was planning on Dual Booting Win7 and Ubuntu. I thought I might run Visual Studio in Windows, and have a LAMP set up in Ubuntu, on which I would host an SVN repository. However, obviously I cannot have VS and SVN running simultaneously with this set up.

This made me wonder if it would be possible to run Ubuntu in a VM, and check code into SVN from Visual Studio that way?

I'm entirely open to answers telling me this is a stupid idea, as long as you can give me a more reasonable one.

(I'm not sure if this is a really bad question or not, sorry if it's too waffly and not really asking anything specific.)

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Your virtual machine behaves like a real computer. You have numerous options to connect your physical hardware with your virtual machine via network interfaces (Virtual Box Manual Chapter about networking). After configuring your virtual machines network interface, setting up LAMP/SVN should be fairly straight forward.

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Good to know. Is this a bit of a retarded thing to want to do though? –  Cam Jackson May 30 '11 at 12:49
    
Well, if you backup your SVN regularly, I see no downside to your approach. –  cularis May 30 '11 at 13:03
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