“Ever want to try out a new operating system on your pc without trashing your existing Operating System? Got a legacy application that won’t run on your current OS? Are you a developer who needs to test your code on a number of platforms? Would you like to test distributed applications on a network without requiring a server farm? Find out what companies like Symantec and Merrill Lynch know–you can do these tasks with a Virtual Machine (VM) on a single PC.” Read the very interesting and in-depth article at ExtremeTech regarding how exactly Virtual Machines work.
Virtual Machines & VMware, Part I
2001-12-21 OS News 5 Comments
I have virtual PC 4.1 that I run and Win2k and I like it a lot. But I was wondering how it compares to VMWare. Anyone use both products and have an opinion on which one is better?
My biggest gripe with VPC is that the extensions (such as file sharing and drag & drop) don’t work while running Linux.
I had the public test version 2 of VPC running QNX 6.0 in a virtual drive, I tried the demo of the latest version and couldn’t test QNX 6.1 because I couldn’t figure out how to mount partitions that QNX was on? VMware 3 beta wouldn’t run QNX 6.1 But I think it’s easier to use partions as it gave me an error about QNX reseting the processor. I think I’ll try out version 3 of VMware and see if I can run QNX. I think playing windows games works better on VPC as that’s on of it’s uses for on the mac.
Ok, who’s gonna write the VM for MacOS X that emulates a 9600? We could run BeOS on the Titanium then
Would it have been so hard to get support for OS/2 Warp 3 / 4 in VMWare?
All I wanted to do was run Warp 3 without having to repartition and waste
an entire physical partition for Boot Manager. What was so difficult that
they couldn’t get it to run OS/2, I wonder… I’d buy it if they supported
OS/2. I read their announcement about it. Well… their loss.
VPC can run OS/2 Warp 4