Q&A The Year of the Linux dissatisfaction

Eggnog

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Mar 21, 2018
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I run Windows in a virtual machine on Linux. I need the VM for a few critical work apps that run only on Windows. Strangely enough, my virtual Windows has much less issues than my physical Windows does.
And I have a dual boot setup, which nowadays I use mainly to run a Macrium Reflect backup job every once in a while.
This is how I have one of my laptops. I run Win in a VM from Linux. If I run the VM in full screen, no one knows the laptop isn't running Windows. I've convinced myself this is stability heaven.
 

shmu26

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Jul 3, 2015
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This is how I have one of my laptops. I run Win in a VM from Linux. If I run the VM in full screen, no one knows the laptop isn't running Windows. I've convinced myself this is stability heaven.
Yep.
With some desktop environments, you can run apps in maximized windows without frame and titlebar. If you do that with VirtualBox, you will still have your Linux panel/taskbar, which you might want to place on the side, rather than top or bottom, and you also have a full-screen Windows experience.
You can do this with KDE and Xfce. Gnome has an extension or two for this trick; they may or may not work as Gnome updates and evolves.
 
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