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technofile: VMWare runs Windows inside Linux, and it works -- wow, does it work!

Oct 05, 1999, 23:22 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Al Fasoldt)

"VMWare, from a California company with the same name, lets you run the entire Windows operating system inside a window on your Linux PC. While your PC is running Linux, you can click over to your Windows desktop and work in Excel or check your finances with Microsoft Money. You can run Outlook Express or Family Tree Maker or any other Windows program. You can do this while continuing to run all your Linux software, too. Windows becomes just another program in Linux."

"After running VMWare for many weeks on my main Linux PC, I'm convinced it's about as close as you can come to a miracle this side of Heaven. It ran every normal Windows program I installed -- I didn't try any major games, but I ran all my standard software -- and VMWare hardly slowed down my Linux PC at all."

"You'd probably think I'm exaggerating when I describe what VMWare does, so let me give you a short list..."

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