I’d like to start using Haiku but rely on several applications on GNU/Linux, including one which is closed source. It seems that one way to start using Haiku is as a ‘head’ OS because I’ve got GNU/Linux on VirtualBox and already run it headlessly. The question is which technology is most mature or advanced, to allow use of both Haiku and GNU/Linux:
- an X server running on Haiku.
- an RDP client running on Haiku.
- QEMU or other running on Haiku.
I would like to ask the same question.
At this moment only QEMU is an advanced level of development in Haiku.The RDP client I have not heard. However, x window on what, Haiku is not Linux system.
What do you mean by you “already run GNU / Linux on VirtualBox headlessly”? “Headless” to me means “I have a computer, like a server, that doesn’t have a monitor (head) attached to it”. How does having Linux running in VirtualBox help you be closer to your goal of running Linux applications in Haiku?
My guess is that the easiest way to use applications from other operating systems in Haiku is with some Haiku VNC / RDP client. I haven’t personally used any, but I’d be surprised if there wasn’t one on Haikuware that doesn’t work.
Also very easy is simply dual booting, but if you need to use the other applications very often then that’s not a good option.
EDIT: It looks like “VNC Viewer” and “RDesktop” would be the best to try first:
Replying to you and others …
What do you mean by you “already run GNU / Linux on VirtualBox headlessly”? “Headless” to me means “I have a computer, like a server, that doesn’t have a monitor (head) attached to it”.
How does having Linux running in VirtualBox help you be closer to your goal of running Linux applications in Haiku?
Because the Linux applications can be manifest on the Haiku display via RDP or X.
I must say my preference would be for X over RDP but as the consensus is that RDP is more developed, I’ll try that first. Thanks to all for the replies.
QEMU doesn’t have any support for virtualization acceleration on haiku like KVM so it would run terribly probably 10x or worse slowdown.
As you can see there is RDP which would work… I do wish there was a well integrated X server like xming on Haiku.