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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No sound problems yet ;)
by A7V on Thu 9th May 2002 16:10 UTC

Great Review!

I needed a quick way to test something with Linux without having to have a dedicated machine to do it, so my choice went over vmware 3.1

'Real Machine' Specs:
AMD Athlon XP 1700+, 256Mb RAM, 2 Intel NICs, WinXP PRO

'VM Machine' Specs:
128Mb RAM, 2 NICs, RedHat 7.2

I'm running 1 VM NIC bridged with public IP from my ISP and the other to my intranet. KDE runs very fast and with sound ;)
Currently this VM is hosting a DirectConnect Hub Server with 450 users witch translates to 450 open connections and 60+ KB/s upload modem traffic 24/7. No crashes for a month testing now.

The only problem I had was the logfile vmware uses: 5,7Gbs in 4 hours? some fast text log to screen from DCHUB caused BitBlk errors in vmware. No option to disable logging?!