Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 8th May 2002 16:41 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The open source Bochs, VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. and VirtualPC from Connectix are applications that virtualize or emulate the x86 hardware, allowing you to run multiple operating systems on top of a "host" operating system that these three applications run upon. This means that you will be able to run Linux or FreeBSD or other supported "guest" OSes under Windows, Linux (or Macintosh), inside a window or fullscreen. But which one delivers the best performance for the money? And what about the free Bochs?
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Sound under VMWare
by Raj on Wed 8th May 2002 17:52 UTC

Just a little note from my experience running VMWare Workstation 3.0 and 3.1 under Linux (RedHat 7.2), sound works very well under WinXP, RedHat 7.3, and FreeBSD. IIRC, VMWare creates a virtual Sound Blaster 16 which most OS's have built-in support for. Watching streaming video on windows media player running in vmware nets extremely acceptable performance on my athlon 750.

btw, great review.. thanks a lot!