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Duke of URL: Inside VMWare [2.0.2 Review]

Sep 30, 2000, 11:07 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Patrick Mullen for this link. ]

"VMware may lose some performance through emulation, but it certainly is better than all emulation. VirtualPC and Bochs use all emulation, so neither will fully achieve what VMware can in raw performance. ... In short, VMware tends to pull off around 50-65% of your computer's performance in my experiences."

"...today's latest operating systems like Microsoft Windows 2000 are supported by VMware. ...VMware has also included Linux like you would expect, and even FreeBSD. This is pretty cutting edge if you ask me. What other piece of emulation can emulate a *BSD? In fact, VMware even makes a set of VMware tools for FreeBSD..."

"VMware has quite an amazing amount of support for hardware. Unfortunately, it still is quite picky with new versions of XFree86 and can't do any 3D acceleration like WINE can. ... A great choice for corporate users or users who demand stability... A great piece of workstation software, but the price will drive most home users away."

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