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Re: vmware

I had some basic apps running quite fine with wine (even so-called multimedia) but of course it doesn't mean everything will be ok vmware (the free server version) is a very good solution, of course, but as Claude says, you'd better have the related hardware. dual-core processor and ram by gb is quite mandatory
If the windows apps can fit in an xp, you could avoid a w2k3 license
good luck

Claude Jones a écrit :

On Fri January 19 2007 9:59 am, roland wrote:
I tried this, but it is to complicated and unreliable. I think wine is nice wenn you want a ms explorer, office and some standard ms tools
I think crossover is better.
But then we tried win4lin. This is a nice product, but apparently not stable. I think the only stable product is vmware, if one installes it the right way.
Nice thing also is that one can install an operating system and next to it
 another version. After testing the new version, you just copy the whole
data from old to new and continue. You even can do this from distance.
Looks nice to me.


Works for me. I would only suggest that you do this on the highest power machine you can. I'm running FC6 with vmwareplayer running XP on a dual-core Pentium D 2.66MHz with 1GB ram. It runs much faster than on my older P4 2.8 GHz machine with 1GB of ram. These days, I mostly leave my XP vm running all the time and there's no noticeable performance hit for the things I do. I haven't tried editing video when the vm was open, which is what I do a lot, but otherwise, I've tested it under a lot of conditions. For most Windows stuff that I do, I can't discern much difference between doing the same task in my Linux based XP VM and my dedicated Windows desktop. Your results may vary, depending on what sorts of databases you're dealing with and such. Those tech-info databases may be an issue depending on their size, but I sort of doubt they will be so big as to inhibit performance, but if they're really big, I suppose they could .

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