Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Feb 2007 09:50 UTC, submitted by falko
Windows "This article shows how you can convert a physical Windows system into a VMware virtual machine with the free VMware Converter Starter. The resulting virtual machine can be run in the free VMware Player and VMware Server, and also in VMware Workstation and other VMware products. Vmware Converter comes in handy if you want to switch to a Linux desktop, but feel the need to run your old Windows desktop from time to time. By converting your Windows desktop into a virtual machine, you can run it under VMware Server/Player, etc. on your Linux desktop."
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RE: My Question
by fretinator on Tue 20th Feb 2007 19:41 UTC in reply to "My Question"
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Just to clarify, I would then be removing my existing Windows partition, as I fully understand that I would need 2 licenses if I kept both the image and the original copy.

I primarily use Free (libre) software (Ubuntu, OpenBSD, Mandriva, etc), but when I do use Non-Free software, I do follow the license. Too many people in the FOSS world make excuses for not following Non-Free licenses. Nobody is putting a "gun" to my head making me run the Non-Free software. It is very laudable to only run Free software. But if, for whatever reason, you do use a Non-Free program, please follow the license. Otherwise it makes the FOSS world look like a bunch of bums, which I do not believe to be true.

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