[oclug] OT: Camelot Content
bhall at chat.carleton.ca
Tue Mar 19 06:51:02 EST 2002
FWIW, Win4Lin is actually very fast. Of course it's limited to
Win9x/ME, but it actually runs very well on my P233 laptop with only
64MB RAM. I'm running 98 under Debian Potato and I really don't notice
any speed difference from when I was running just Windows on that machine.
If Novo is still open you can get old copies of it for $70 less their
discount. I did this and Netraverse upgraded me to 3.0 for free. I
have to say that I'm quite impressed with Netraverse. Win4Lin is a very
different product that VMWare. If I was doing serious development I'd
want to use VMWare and Win2k, but for Word or similar stuff Win4Lin is a
much better option for me.
(And it's _way_ cheaper than VMWare, which I have owned and upgraded
b stephen harding wrote:
>On March 18, 2002 09:04 pm, you wrote:
>>On Monday 18 March 2002 20:20, you wrote:
>>>You don't have to boot back and forth. Use VMware, I'm in a windows shop
>>>and my box runs SuSE Linux 7.3 Pro. I have to have access to two windows
>>>programs to do my job. VMware is a virtual machine and you can install
>>>most operation systems in it.
>>How much of a performance hit do you take?
>I've noticed very little to none. Like any office I don't do any really
>demanding stuff, unlike what one might do at home or in a development
>environment. My home box is a 1.333/266 Athlon with 512DDR 2600 Ram and
>Windows XP runs faster under VMware than it does natively on any box at work.
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