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Re: Virtualized desktop

On 06/28/2014 03:27 PM, David Christensen wrote:
On 06/28/2014 04:52 AM, Jimmy Thrasibule wrote:
I'm looking to renew my hardware and I'm wondering how Debian can help
me to virtualize my desktop environment.
My first go was to have 2 Intel NUC and 2 screens, one NUC more stable
and one I can play with. I want to use both screens with both
computers so this implies to also have two KVMs.
Then came the idea to virtualize everything. Make both computers a
hypervisor cluster (using Xen or KVM) and run all systems virtualized.
But at which point can this be done for desktop system?

I use VirtualBox to run 3 servers and 1 desktop on an i7-2600s, 8 GB
RAM, SSD system drive, and two ZFS mirrored HDD's for data.  I ran dual
head 1600x1200 => 3200x1200 for a while, and seem to recall that the
desktop VM saw it as one big monitor when running full-screen.  I
briefly had a single 27" 2560x1440 monitor and this was the best I've
ever seen.  My only regret is that my motherboard and RAM are not ECC:




In VB and WMWare the number of monitors to be used by the guest can be set on a per-guest basis. I prefer full-screen to only eat one monitor.


John Bleichert    -    syborg@earthlink.net
The heat from below can burn your eyes out!

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