August 15, 2021, 7:43am
Hi, i am new to linux,
I was using windows for last 20 years
But recently i switched to linux (fedora)
Linux has 99% of apps that i can use for my work
But there are some programs, i needed for work
And its only available on windows
Like filmorax - video editor
So i had decided to set vm for windows
But which version should i use?
Windows 7 or Windows 10?
Which version will give fastest performance on vm?
August 15, 2021, 10:42am
IMHO You’ll get lot better experience on bare metal than a VM, cos you are loosing GPU acceleration and the full potential of your CPU. I suggest checking out some linux alternatives:
But as for the choice windows 10 or Windows 7. 7 has gone EOL, so I would go with 10.
August 15, 2021, 11:41am
August 15, 2021, 12:15pm
Was aware of this, just not too sure how many people have a ‘spare GPU’.
August 15, 2021, 2:16pm
Does gnome boxes support ovmf?
August 15, 2021, 2:22pm
I know linux has great video editing apps
But my workflow requires filmorax
So vm is only option i have, since i do not want to dual boot
However i am considering using macos instead of windows for my virtual machine
August 15, 2021, 2:25pm
Sort of? libvirtd supports ovmf. However, gnome boxes doesn’t let you choose that, it has almost no settings at all, it makes all the decisions for you.
I would just try gnome boxes and see if it works for you. It is simplistic to the point where you learn more or less everything about it in the first few minutes.
August 15, 2021, 8:43pm
That’s what I would recommend, but I must say that Windows 10 is much slower, especially at startup.
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?) I don’t know Windows enough to find a workaround to reduce the lagging.
August 15, 2021, 8:47pm
I’ve only found this to be true on a hdd, on ssd it seems to be fine and that’s on bare metal, I don’t think it will be an issue in a VM.
August 15, 2021, 10:01pm
Win 10 of course, win7 is end-of-life.
August 18, 2021, 3:46pm
You are right, vm is not good idea
I tried bottles app to run windows program
And it worked
Linux is great, just love it
September 1, 2021, 3:57pm
Tom, many thanks for this tip! It helped a lot.
Anybody interested in moving a Boxes image to a different location might find
this issue useful. Besides the Boxes help page dedicated to move/backup images.
September 1, 2021, 4:17pm
GNOME Boxes > VM > Properties > System > Edit XML
sudo dnf install libvirt-client
virsh shutdown VM
virsh edit VM
virsh start VM