Running Windows on Ubuntu?

Hi, I have Windows 7 and hate it. The only reason I have it is so my graphics tablet will work, and so I can play games. So, I was wondering if it’s possible to run Windows 7 in a virtual machine on ubuntu 11.10 and it will allow my tablet drivers to work and I can play games. I have tried with WINE, but it only works with a few games and it is extremely laggy, and my graphics tablet doesn’t work. I have 8GB DDR3 1600, so I definitely have enough RAM to do the job.

Or would it be more wise just to dual boot when I wanna play?

Thanks :slight_smile:

Well I would recommend you to Dual Boot if you want to play video games but if you want to try a virtual machine you could try Oracle VM VirtualBox.
Its Opensource and it has a experimental 3d acceleration and experimental 2d video acceleration (See the Manual). Tough I don’t think its good enough to play newer games.