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Re: VMware

On Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 02:17:53PM -0600, Nathan E Norman wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 01:45:43PM -0600, Lance Heller wrote:
> : What experience good, bad, or otherwise have Debian users had with
> : VMware?  I have a requirement to use an application that only runs on
> : one or another flavor of a Redmond virus and am deciding whether to
> : convert my laptop to dual boot W98, or use VMware instead.  
> It works fine, but it is a hog.  Since it provides a virtual machine it runs
> at priority -18, so it will beat out just about any process whenever resource
> contention occurs.

VMware + W98 will run much slower than native W98.  A lot of memory
(128 MB+) will help here.  I found it useless on a P-150 with 32 MB and
only adequate on a K6-2/350 with 64 MB.
> It's still better than dual booting :)

Quite true.

Bob Nielsen, N7XY (RN2)                    nielsen@primenet.com
Tucson, AZ DM42nh  QRP-L #1985             http://www.primenet.com/~nielsen

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