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From: "briangpowell ." <briangpowellms@gmail.com>
To: John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
Cc: org-mode-email <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: emacs + org-mode in virtual machine/docker/...
Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 17:28:42 -0400	[thread overview]
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In-Reply-To: <CAFm0skHDye+yfx3LFn5NY4FcwnQZJ5YMAdy+pnmhKCdj6gUs6A@mail.gmail.com>

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Oh if you're talking about students that use a combo of Mac & Windows &

Suggest VirtualBox --its free and can be installed and ported to each

But VirtualBox is based largely on Qemu; and for students, I highly
recommend they become adept at running and using Qemu

I've booted and run many different operating system guest systems using
Qemu--even an OS written entirely in Assembler

Believe it would be loads of fun for students to load and run many
different operating systems with Qemu or distributions of Linux or any OS
on the fly

But back to our original focus: Running Emacs Org-Mode on a Virtual Machine
that is extremely portable--you can do this with Qemu--you can make your
own Linux distro with Emacs Org-mode, make an ISO, a .iso file and boot and
run it with Qemu

You can put it all on a USB key and run it on any machine--and then edit
the .iso and add software later if you like

But enough about Qemu for student education etc.


* Install VirtualBox {on all 2 operating systems

* Make an virtual machine {Linux or Windows--maybe Mac would be a
problem--but I just checked--you could host a VirtualBox virtual machine on
a Mac so they should be able to do that (I used to run VMWare every day on
my mac and huge Mac servers--booted and ran many virtual machines--it was

* Install Emacs & Org-Mode on the VirtualBox virtual machine & show your
students, etc.=> reproducible research computing, at its best!

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 2:02 PM briangpowell . <briangpowellms@gmail.com>

> You name it in the virtual world & I've done it--and of course Emacs
> Org-Mode works great in ALL of them
> KVM+Docker{which I posted to this group about
> previously}+VMWare+Qemu+VirtualBox+etc. --I agree with other person: You
> can find ready-made Docker containers running emacs--personally I didn't
> find it all that interesting--too restrictive--prefer VMWare Workstation
> images that I can easily make snapshots of--its great to have many
> development versions and easily trash something and just pull out another
> snapshot version to use instead if I don't like things {packaging or
> libraries can get messed up}
> As much as I hate MicroSoft Windows, it pains me to suggest this; but, I
> suggest CygWin--which is a RedHat gift--you can just install your favorite
> Desktop like LXDE/XWindows/whatever--and run that right along with
> Micro$0ft WindBlowz--works great--right on top of it--I run Org-Mode on
> that too--lots of fun, highly recommend it
> All the best software is ported to ALL platforms--Emacs is in that
> category of course
> Alternatively you can FUSE filesystems together--so machines can become
> part of the directory of the machine you're most comfortable with {that
> runs your fave Org-Mode implementation}
> On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 9:28 AM John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
> wrote:
>> Has anyone had any success in creating or using any kind of virtual
>> machine that can work across platforms to run emacs+org-mode?
>> John
>> -----------------------------------
>> Professor John Kitchin
>> Doherty Hall A207F
>> Department of Chemical Engineering
>> Carnegie Mellon University
>> Pittsburgh, PA 15213
>> 412-268-7803
>> @johnkitchin
>> http://kitchingroup.cheme.cmu.edu

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  reply	other threads:[~2020-05-21 21:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-21 13:27 emacs + org-mode in virtual machine/docker/ John Kitchin
2020-05-21 14:21 ` Diego Zamboni
2020-05-21 15:53   ` John Kitchin
2020-05-21 17:14     ` Michael Welle
2020-05-21 14:30 ` stardiviner
2020-05-21 15:28 ` Jens Lechtenboerger
2020-05-21 16:01   ` John Kitchin
2020-05-22  5:26     ` Jens Lechtenboerger
2020-05-22  8:05       ` Roland Everaert
2020-05-22  9:00         ` briangpowell .
2020-05-23 13:07           ` Roland Everaert
2020-05-23 16:03       ` Olivier Berger
2020-05-24  9:03         ` Jens Lechtenboerger
2020-05-24  9:33           ` Olivier Berger
2020-05-21 18:02 ` briangpowell .
2020-05-21 21:28   ` briangpowell . [this message]
2020-05-22 10:13     ` Dan Pomohaci
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2020-05-24 19:40 Nick Daly

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