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Re: [SLUG] win4lin (vs VMware)
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] win4lin (vs VMware)
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Sep 26 12:04:52 2000
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> Peter Rundle wrote:
> I also understand that if you have a dual boot environment, you can config
> VMware to run the other OS from the actual disk rather than installing in
> a virtual disk, I've never tried this but sounds very interesting...
I did this with the VMWare version 1 demo. Worked really nicely... It's kind
of like running a laptop with a dock - you have a hardware setup for running
Windows normally, and another for when you run it under VMWare. Forget what
these are called now, but they worked well enough. I think I had a PII and
64mb RAM at that stage... 128 works well, 256 is just to rub other's noses
in it. ;)
If you need to use Really Proper Windows, and want quick access sometimes,
this is great - and you can do way more cool stuff with VMWare because it
emulates an entire machine. Feel like trying HURD? EROS? One of the BSD's?
Go for it, and no fuss. :) Tinkerers will dig VMWare, people who have to Do
Serious Work and Don't Have Chunky Hardware will like Win4Lin.
I have to say though (in the interests of topic-correctness and such) that I
removed my Windows partitions over the weekend in the process of swapping
hard drives. I partitioned in such a way that installing Windows again would
be a PITA.
- Jeff (sans Borg)
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