Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 11th Jan 2010 08:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV I followed the hype: Reddit, Slashdot's front page, months of thumbs up on my blog and various video forums by Linux users for OpenShot. Given that I'm longing for a usable Linux video editor since 2003, and given that OpenShot version 1.0 had just been released, I naturally gave it a go, by also downloading its provided dependencies on my Ubuntu Linux 9.10.
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RE: I hate when...
by siride on Mon 11th Jan 2010 16:16 UTC in reply to "I hate when..."
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I run Windows 7 on my T500 and run Ubuntu in VirtualBox. Thanks the VT-x and VB's support for 3d, Ubuntu runs about as vast in the VM as it did on my T43 natively. So I can use Ubuntu when I need to do Linuxy things, but I can have an OS that actually works running underneath and for desktop/gaming purposes.

BTW, computationally intensive tasks should run about the same speed on a VM as natively. All ring 3 code is run directly by the CPU. Ring 0 code without VT-x is sometimes dynamically recompiled, leading to a slow down. Also, virtualizing I/O is a bottleneck, too. But if you aren't doing I/O-bound work, VM should be as fast as native, or close enough.

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