I'd like a write a shell script in Ubuntu that does the following:
Boot up a Windows 7 guest OS in Virtualbox, if it isn't running already.
Run a shell script in Windows, where the shell script is invoked from the Ubuntu host operating system.
My goal is to create an application launcher on the Ubuntu host desktop for an application on the guest OS. For example, I could create a shortcut for Visual Studio on the Ubuntu desktop that launches Visual Studio in Windows. I've always wanted to be able to launch Windows applications directly from the Ubuntu desktop instead of waiting for Windows to start up before clicking an application shortcut.