I received my Librem 13v4 a month ago and started immediately setting it up. For my work I need windows, unluckily, so I installed Windows 10 in Boxes.
The first impression was horrible, but then I installed all the Spice Guest Tools and things started to became reasonable.
However I am still disappointed by the overall performance since my laptop is new with excellent hardware.
I guess the problem is the hardware virtualization, but I couldn’t find any hints so far how to solve it.
Does anybody in the community has a solution for this?
Thanks in advance.
As would many people but the goal was just for fault isolation i.e. to compare the performance so that you could attribute the poor performance to the virtualisation solution rather than to the underlying hardware - or not, as the case may be.
thank you for your answers.
@ Kieran: I apologize, got it. I tested, it is the virtualisation. This was also confirmed by Purism support.
Both WMware workstation and Oracle Virtual Box have allegedly better, out of the box virtualisation. However there is the problem that you either need to disable the UEFI secure boot, or to sign their kernel modules.
The first way is not an option when using Librem laptops (if I understood correctly) and the second way is not that simple and has to be re-done after every kernel update.
What worked for me: Virtual Machine Manager!
It"s very simple tu use, a great GUI, the import of the existing guest from Gnome Boxes worked perfectly and I have no further issues with Windows 10 running as guest.
One just has to make sure that the Display is set to Spice server and Video to QXL.
Hope this can help anybody facing the same problems I had.
When I installed Win10 on Virtual Machine Manager I just checked that the Display was set to Spice Server and the video driver to QXL. As far as I understood these two lead to the best virtualization of your guest.