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Thread VMWare Revisited
Wed, May 2 2007 12:29 AMPermanent Link

"Ralf Mimoun"
Adam H. wrote:
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> Out of curiosity - can someone give me a brief rundown on the
> benefits to VM, as opposed to the free Virtual PC from Microsoft? (I
> know VM can run off a linux OS, which Virtual PC can't - but is that
> it)?

All in all, it's the better product: faster, more stable, more reliable. And
with all the snapshot/clining functionality, VMWare gives you way more
degrees of freedom.

Ralf
Wed, May 9 2007 1:33 PMPermanent Link

"Herbert Sitz"
"Adam H." <ahairsub4@rREMOVEMEspamSTOPPER.jvxp.com> wrote in message
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>
> Out of curiosity - can someone give me a brief rundown on the benefits to
> VM, as opposed to the free Virtual PC from Microsoft? (I know VM can run
off
> a linux OS, which Virtual PC can't - but is that it)?
>

VMWare has free versions, too.  You just don't get snapshots and versioning
unless you pay for their Workstation product.  Virtual PC doesn't have those
either, so I think the free version of VMWare may have just as many features
as Virtual PC, or more.

-- Herb

Fri, May 11 2007 3:42 AMPermanent Link

Lance Rasmussen

Jazzie Software

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MS's free one does not support USB ports.

Since I test things with dongles, etc, that is... well....  kinda important.

I've worked a little with VPC.  And a lot with VMWare.  To be honest... for
$199... its an awsome tool.  They just released V6.0 which has dual monitor,
USB 2.0, multiple processors, etc etc.

Lance



"Adam H." <ahairsub4@rREMOVEMEspamSTOPPER.jvxp.com> wrote in message
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> Hi Ralf,
>
>>> I don't think MS *has* to do anything, do they?  Wink
>>
>> Please remember that I am not a native speaker Smile
>
> Sorry - completely forgot. Still - my post was more directed at a hit to
> them, and not to you. Wink
>
>> They on't _have_ to, but its possible that they will lose quite some
>> market share when VMs hit the mass market.
>
> Out of curiosity - can someone give me a brief rundown on the benefits to
> VM, as opposed to the free Virtual PC from Microsoft? (I know VM can run
> off a linux OS, which Virtual PC can't - but is that it)?
>
> Cheers
>
> Adam.
>
Wed, Jun 20 2007 7:02 PMPermanent Link

"Adam H."
Well Lance,

You guys won me over. I trialled VM6, and went and paid the $199 (even
though I'd been using the 'free' Virtual PC from Microsoft).

Still getting used to it, but must say it does seem to have quite a number
of benefits (including the fact that it actually runs Linux properly!)

The only problem I have is that I've got a 2.0Ghz (single core) laptop with
1GB of Ram. Not sure how having a Virtual Machine with XP and Delphi will
run under those conditions, or whether I should be sourcing another
notebook.

Cheers

Adam.

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