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Re: VMware

vmware/linux screams because of the kickass memory management linux
has.  i tried an early release of vmware for NT, on a k6-2 450 with 256MB
of ram and because of NT's memory management the 64M i allocated for
VMWare was 99% in swap !!  the machine had about 190MB free ram and vmware
was taking almost 4 hours to install win98 on.  this may of been fixed by
now of course.

damn nt..


On Tue, 1 Feb 2000, Bob Nielsen wrote:

nielse >On Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 02:43:31PM -0800, Steve Lamb wrote:
nielse >> On Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 02:37:43PM -0700, Bob Nielsen wrote:
nielse >> > VMware + W98 will run much slower than native W98.  A lot of memory
nielse >> > (128 MB+) will help here.  I found it useless on a P-150 with 32 MB and
nielse >> > only adequate on a K6-2/350 with 64 MB.
nielse >> 
nielse >>     Well, gee, they onlt recommend a P2-266 w/96Mb or better and say it would
nielse >> run (but not be blazingly fast) on less.  Let's at least give the straight
nielse >> facts and not your distorted view on the matter.
nielse >
nielse >Chill!  I didn't mean to strike a nerve and I don't think my view is
nielse >all that distorted.  The original poster asked for experiences with
nielse >VMware.  This was mine.
nielse >
nielse >Is it subjective?  Of course.
nielse >
nielse >Do I think VMware is slow?  Yes, but I'm fairly certain more memory
nielse >than I used would help.  Win98 reportedly runs faster on version 1.2,
nielse >which is now in beta-test.
nielse >
nielse >Do I use VMware?  Yes, but only for applications for which Linux
nielse >equivalents don't exist (I haven't tried wine recently.) Speed wasn't
nielse >really a factor in the decision, but I felt it was useful enough that I
nielse >purchased a license and got rid of my dual-booting setup.
nielse >
nielse >IIRC, VMware originally recommended a P-266 w/64 MB.
nielse > 
nielse >-- 
nielse >Bob Nielsen, N7XY (RN2)                    nielsen@primenet.com
nielse >Tucson, AZ DM42nh  QRP-L #1985             http://www.primenet.com/~nielsen
nielse > 
nielse >
nielse >
nielse >-- 
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