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Windows Application Emulation: Wine vs VirtualBox

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In my ever ongoing efforts to completely shed all connections to Microsoft Windows and all Windows applications, including 3rd party ones, I've been doing a lot of research over time into various methods by which I could make that one final push to completely shed all of those lingering connections. But alas, it's been much harder than I could have expected. That's not to say it's impossible, but there certainly seems to be a lot of things out there bent on NOT letting me make that last step. So it's less an issue with what I'm doing or not doing, and more a case of forced adherence to a system I'd like to separate myself from.

No matter how hard you try, unless you've committed yourself to giving up any and all Windows based applications, you tend to find yourself stuck in a situation where you must emulate at least one of these applications inside of Linux. This is where emulators such as Virtual Box and Wine come in handy to help you bridge that divide.

I've created a list of all the pros and cons I've come up with for Virtual Box and Wine, the two main emulators out there. I've also included a third line for "dual booting" for comparison.

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