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  1. #1
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    Default Tests on different installation

    Hi,
    I'm using Linux (Ubuntu) on my laptop, but for work I will receive a new laptop with Windows.
    I'd like to run Linux as an alternative, but I don't want (probably I can't) make a partition on the hard drive.
    I was thinking to run Linux within Windows using a virtualizzation software or install Linux in a USB flash drive.
    Do you have benchmark of these two configurations?
    Which one do you suggest?
    I'd like to have full hardware access, but I don't like to reboot my laptop each time.

    Thanks!

    Leo

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    I'd like to have full hardware access, but I don't like to reboot my laptop each time.
    Nobody will be able to suggest anything, as for now, it is still impossible have full hardware support without rebooting your computer.

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    what you want is impossible. What are the specs of the laptop? Then you can work out what performance will be like in the virtual linux. Virtualisation using a recent cpu with VT or the amd virtualisation extension has little overhead, but rebooting and using a flash drive for example (although not really recommended because of the problem with multiple writes on nand memory) will be faster and provide you with a fuller experience of linux. Look at specialised USB distro's with JFFS2 partion systems.

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