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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What About Win4Lin?
by webshowpro on Fri 10th May 2002 20:08 UTC

I would have liked to see a comparison with Netraverse's Win4Lin product ( http://netraverse.com ). I have been using their 3.0 version for a while to test different browsers on win98.

The 3.0 version only supports win98 and 95, but the newer version 4.0, now includes support for ME and additional hardware support.

It is definately more virtualized than VMWARE, and application performance seems better based on my limited experience with VMWARE.

For comparitive sakes though win4lin might be better compared to the former VMWARE "Express" version.

I believe I paid $80 bucks for my copy.

-Brandon

(I have no affiliation w/ netraverse, other than being a reasonably happy customer)