Duke of URL: Inside VMWare [2.0.2 Review]
Sep 30, 2000, 11:07 (3 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ 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
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