For numerous good reasons (you know them best ;-) ) I am willing to switch my Notebook's OS from Windows 7 to Linux very soon. However since I am an absolute Linux beginner I am not committed to any distribution in particular yet (I use Debian at the moment).
I will have to work in a corporate Windows-environment so a reliable virtual machine is vital for my daily work. My work includes GPU-intense tasks on the windows system.
I would like to run Windows 7 64 Bit inside a VM on Linux preferrably with gnome desktop. What would be the best choice when it comes to the distribution and the VM application?