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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VMware = good
by Lithium Element on Wed 8th May 2002 22:38 UTC

I'm currently running NT 4.0 Workstation (SP6) under Slackware Linux 8.0 with a 1 GHz PIII with 256MB RAM with VMware Workstation 3.1 and it runs quite nicely. The only problem I've encountered is some weirdness with going to full-screen mode...sometimes it takes a few tries at the button to get it to actually switch.

Setting up VMware under slackware is a bit weird though...due to the different init file layout. Basically, you have to make an init.d directory under /etc/rc.d and then populate it with rc0.d to rc6.d directories, then install VMware. To have VMware's startup actually run on boot you need to add /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware to one of your startup scripts (rc.local is a good choice). All this is documented on VMware's site as well...