I'm having an issue I'm sure lots of people have. I LOVE Unix and I'm indifferent about Windows. I would love to be on Unix all the time, but as an avid gamer I find myself forced to use Windows. But luckily I don't need a lot of juice in my Linux environment (mainly it will involve watching videos and programming), so I'm thinking it could work to run Linux virtually in top of Windows in some kind of emulation suite like VirtualBox or VMWare. But the thing is: I want Linux to be running transparently on top of Windows, preferably so it feels like my PC was booted into Linux. This means:
- Linux should be running on all my monitors (currently just 2) seamlessly
- The emulated graphics "hardware" should be sufficient to run graphically pleasing user interfaces, including the 3D effects of compiz etc.
- The Linux environment should have access to my physical hardware such as DVD ROM and external harddrive
I'm looking mainly for a free solution to this, but I also want to hear about any proprietary solutions as I would spend money on this. I'll also accept answers saying that this is impossible, if it in fact is.