Virtualization with 3d support
March 13, 2011 4:18 PM Subscribe
OS X virtualization? 3D-accelerated Windows 7 virtualization?
posted by jsturgill to computers & internet (4 answers total)
I would like to transition to a system where the host OS is only used to launch various virtualized OSes, with the virtualized ones being what I actually use for everything.
The primary goals are OS X and Windows 7, with Windows having enough 3d horsepower to run Aero AND, hopefully, midrange 3D games at modest resolutions and framerates. (Like, say, Starcraft II @ 1024x768 and 30fps.)
I'll also like to run Linux, but I assume every virtualization program will be capable of doing that, so it's being assumed as a given.
Have these problems been solved? I don't mind paying for a virtualization program, but open source is way better in my mind. Also, while I don't mind buying Mac hardware if I have to, I do *not* want to settle for running Mac OS X as the host operating system (unless doing so allows me to run OS X as a virtualized OS as well).
Again, a primary goal is to completely virtualize all the OSes that are actually used for everyday computing.