I have to use Windows 7 for some reason, but sometimes I need to compile and execute simple programs using C language, which are supposed to work in Linux. All of them are console applications, don't use graphics or something.
I'm not allowed to install second OS, but I'm free to use any virtual machines. Also occasionally I have to change workplaces, so I don't want to install and setup Cygwin or MinGW or something every time, just copy my virtual machine.
I know, I can work directly in VM, but I want this VM to use as little memory as possibly, and I'd like to use server variants of Linux such as RedHat or Ubuntu Server.
That's what I want:
- I have a a virtual machine with a Linux, all libraries and everything are already installed there. Doesn't matter for me is it VMWare or VirtualBox or something.
- I ran it in background mode (in Windows).
- I ran an IDE, NetBeans for example, or something appropriate in Windows, and set it to work with my virtual machine, using SSH or something.
- When I compile my program, IDE uses my VM libraries and gcc, compiles it there, and shows me results into it's own terminal window.
Is there any way to implement this?
Thank you in advance!