I've got linux and windows while I use linux majority of my time. However from time to time I'd like to play some games which wine doesn't support without rebooting the machine. Is it possible to run windows inside the linux? Do I need to use emulator or is there another way without using wine?

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    Are you too lazy to reboot? – FiKo Aug 18 '12 at 22:44
  • Wine is crap with .NET Just my $.02 – Cole Johnson Aug 18 '12 at 23:28

Yes you can but you would need a virtual machine that runs on your linux machine, once installed add and install windows onto it, You should be able to play any windows game ;)


  • Just bear in mind that any resource intensive games will run slower on the virtual machine than they do when you reboot into windows. The VM will not have access to all your CPU/RAM since you still need to run your linux system at the same time. – terdon Aug 19 '12 at 3:28
  • Yup you are right! except if you have a very good pc or laptop with say 6GB+ ram and i5+ cpu with no less than 1GB+ dedicated graphics card then it should be fine sharing the ram and cpu :). – Ali Jafer Aug 22 '12 at 11:32

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