[CentOS] Running commercial softwares on CentOS

James A. Peltier jpeltier at fas.sfu.ca
Mon Mar 29 05:33:15 UTC 2010

On Mon, 29 Mar 2010, Rahul Tidke wrote:

> Hello!
> How can I use CentOS as a complete desktop OS? I want to run Autodesk
> products on it like AutoCAD,Revit,3D Max,etc. Does Wine (winehq) support
> running such software?


> Can I use (KVM,Xen) virtualization to run Windows XP  and all commercial
> software on it? Does running XP in virtualization requires a license?

KVM runs Windows just fine for me.

Virtualization does not change anything about licensing.  You still need a 
license for all the software, but, for Windows there might be different 
licensing models available to you when running in a virtualized 

3D software packages are often limited by the fact that under a virtual 
environment they are doing software based rendering.  It will likely be 
the performance killer aspect of virtualization in your environment.

James A. Peltier
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Simon Fraser University - Burnaby Campus
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