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32BitsOnline: VMWare 2.0.2: Linux inside Windows NT

Oct 31, 2000, 16:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ronny Ko)

"Thanks to VMWare's multiplexing capabilities, the guest operating system runs and behaves as a fully independent and complete box, interfaced to the host through a virtualized Ethernet card. If your host is a standalone computer which is not connected to the Internet, you'll have to set up networking."

"Multiplexing also allows users to access all the host operating system's other hardware, such as the sound card, video card and floppy disk drives. However, VMWare admits that the product is not designed to allow gamers who run Windows NT or Linux to install Windows 98 and play fast paced 3D games. The developers at VMWare aim the product toward the developer and IS manager market. But that doesn't mean gamers can't take advantage of 2D and other fast paced games!"

"How can an operating system be a guest when no partitioning is required? It's simple. Unlike dual booting, which requires a hard drive partition for each operating system, all operating systems under VMWare reside on a virtual partition, stored as a file on your real partition. An interesting approach, isn't it?"

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