Parallels on Windows machine

Discussion in 'Linux Beginners' started by MelGeek_theDataQueen, Mar 8, 2022.

  1. Hello I am considering running parallels on my Windows laptop (for learning purposes, not a work environment). These are my specs: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz 2.80 GHz 16 GB RAM (15.7 usable), 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor. I have not ran parallels for quite a few years (obviously not on this newer laptop), I am out of practice to say the least and can use some guidance. What is the best method for loading Linux on the machine, and can I choose to allocate a minimal amount of memory?
  2. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I do not know what parallels is, so can not help with that.
    Install Linux. Choose a linux distribution that is to your liking or that you already know how to use and install.
    Ubuntu is I believe most popular and and lots of documentation is available. If you want a server installation, I would use Debian GNU/Linux. Ask other people and you get recommendations for other distributions.
    Allocate for what? Note that you need 64-bit version of Linux to properly use more than 4 GB memory. If your applications do not need GUI, do not install a GUI and use your system only from the terminal. If you do want GUI, something like LXDE uses much less memory that Gnome or KDE.
  3. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I believe parallels is a virtualization system you can run on windows, similar to virtualbox, vmware, or many others. I've never used it/can't help with it, but that explains the nature of the questions.

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