Linux – Can I run XP as a virtual machine with this hardware spec

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I run Ubuntu Jaunty on a laptop with this spec:

CPU (Intel Centrino Dual Core): Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz

Memory: 1GB

Is it possible to run XP as a virtual machine and get decent performance ? It's to gain quick access to the latest .NET development environment. (Yes, I have Mono on linux)

Also, among different virtualization options (VirtualBox, VMWare), is any one significantly better in terms of managing hardware ?

Best Answer

You could run virtualization with your hardware. Your processor supports the virtualization extensions, but I would, recommend getting more RAM, you will likely have a much better experience with at least 2GB.