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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VPC vs VMWare
by Leo on Fri 10th May 2002 02:27 UTC

I've tested both VPC for Windows and VMWare. From my experience VPC is more compatible with most OS. Most OSs I tried installed and detected the hardware (including the sound card) without glitches. The list of OSes:
1. Linux - Mandrake 7.2 thru 8.1, Trustix 1.5
2. OpenBSD 2.9
3. Windows 98, Windows 2000 Server
4. Dos 6.22 (to run Master of Magic ;) )

Contrary to the review, I find the GUI performance in VPC is actually better than VMWare. Overall performance is not that great, sometimes it will stall for a while (probably due to disk I/O).

The latest VPC 4.3 has a built-in remote desktop feature which allows you to use VNC client to view your client OS's output.