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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Re; VMWare...
by Eugenia on Wed 8th May 2002 18:44 UTC

> Have you every thought of submitting you articles to newspapers or magazines?

Not with my grammar. ;)

> VMWare doesn't work in windows 98, right?

No, it does not make sense to support a FAT32-based OS. Even VirtualPC has different binaries for Win9x/ME and for NT/XP/2k. You see, you can't have more than a 2 GB file under FAT32, which means that if you want to install Red Hat 7.3 which is 5 CDs or XP which will need 3-4 GB to work efficiently with it, you are out of luck with Win9x/ME. Plus NT/XP/2k support more features and stability, something that VMWare supports and welcomes. We should not forget that VMWare is mostly a professional tool, it is not directly destined for end users.