Windows and Ubuntu on same system- Ubuntu runs GnuCash?

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at
Fri Nov 20 11:58:44 EST 2009

There are a couple of ways you could do this:

1) dual boot
2) run ubuntu under vmware.  If you download the freeware vmplayer for windows (, you will be able to find vmx files which run under it.  Essentially, you will be running ubuntu as a guest OS, then running gnucash on ubuntu.  Vmware allows the guest OS to access the mouse, dvd player, network, ...   You should be able to run a pretty stripped-down ubuntu system.


From: BPG <bigskypa at>
To: gnucash-user at
Sent: Fri, November 20, 2009 11:23:52 AM
Subject: Windows and Ubuntu on same system- Ubuntu runs GnuCash?

Ok, I'm not really giving up just yet.

I've learned a little bit.

Question- can I run Gnucash on my computer using Ubuntu and then switch over
to Windows when I'm done working with GnuCash?

I think the answer "yes" but I just want to know from you folks if my
computer's going to get messed up because of the 2 different systems.

What do you think?
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