VMware ( http://www.vmware.com/ ) sells a product that makes
> virtual machines that run on WinXP and linux. For free,
> they make available VMware Player, an app that runs the VMs
> once constructed (kinda like Adobe Acrobat / Acrobat
> Reader). However, they maintain a collection of Really
> Useful preconfigured VMs ( http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/vm/ )
> ready to go.
I'm a huge vmware fan, but my configuration is the opposite. I have
native linux running windows xp virtually in vmware. That's where I
do the matplotlib win32 builds, actually.
Thanks for the heads-up on vmware player.