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LinuxTicker: Emulating a complete PC with VMware

Jan 24, 2000, 04:39 (0 Talkback[s])
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"VMware has become famous since it allows you to run other operating systems like MS-Windows on your linux desktop. Rado has written a short review about this PC emulator for those who still did not check out the free demo. Also he has interviewed Reza Malekzadeh, the director of marketing at VMware."

"Having the perfectly emulator for other operating systems (and, if possible, for other architectures) is every nerds dream.. What makes them so desirable, if not the feeling that you just bought another computer for a very cheap prize, and it can even run in a window of your favorite OS? Not only you can play all your favorite games, Manic Miner, Jet Pack, Dechatlon... And if this does not push tears in your eyes, you can use them to do some real work as well...."

"VMware is not just an emulator. It is complete virtual machine "built" on the underlying layer of hardware and the existing operating system. It doesn't take control of your keyboard, mouse and video -- you can run it in full screen mode as well as in a window. This, however, requires some modifications to get everything to act as usual. The virtual machine runs on top of the existing OS, using its devices to access the underlying hardware. The great advantage of this is that you can, for example, have up to four virtual network adapters on your virtual machine, and have them all bound to the network which uses the hosting OS as gateway."

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