Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 22nd May 2002 04:45 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Some days ago we hosted a head to head review of Bochs, VMWare Workstation and VirtualPC. I received a number of emails asking why I haven't included Netraverse's Win4Lin in the article. The main reason was because Win4Lin is not an emulator in the "traditional" sense of the word; neither it runs under Windows XP, where our previous test were conducted. In fact, Win4Lin can only run Dos and Win9x/ME, under Linux. We got hold of the brand new version of Win4Lin, version 4.0, and here is our review accompanied by some screenshots we grabbed for you.
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Win4Lin and VMWare
by Camel on Wed 22nd May 2002 06:05 UTC

I have tried both VMWare and Win4Lin. If you don't have a problem running 9x/ME then Win4Lin is the better choice I think.

I was using VMWare to compile a Windows application I was working on for a client. It took about 5 - 10 minutes to compile on a Native Windows machine and 45 - 60 minutes on VMWare. This was unacceptable to me. A friend suggested Win4Lin so I gave it a try. It was almost as fast as the native Windows install. I would only use either of these products if it was absolutely necessary though.