I want to setup a server on my home network running both Windows and Linux simultaneously (no dual boot). I plan to use the Linux instance as a File Server, and the Windows installation will mainly be so I can play games once in awhile when the traffic on the file server is slow.
One option of course is to use software virtualization (VMware or VirtualBox), using Windows as the host operating system and Linux as the guest, so that Windows/DirectX has hardware access to my nVidia card and other gaming hardware.
But I'm wondering if it's possible, using hardware virtualization, for Windows to still access my graphics hardware and utilize the driver-level DirectX support offered my video card, even though its running under Xen?
I admit I don't yet know very much about Xen or hardware virtualization, but I'm anxious to learn.