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Re: [SLE] Questions about Vmware and Win4Lin
  • From: Jeffrey Taylor <jeff.taylor@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 10:12:40 -0500
  • Message-id: <20010506101240.D19221@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
There is a 30 day trial version of VMware on the SuSE 7.x CDs. Try
before you buy. I did this year's taxes using VMware and TurboTax.
No problems. The problems I have had are: don't switch desktops or
minimize/maximize while booting, running two virtual machines at once
is risky (different OSs: Win98 and FreeBSD 4.2), SNMP doesn't
recognize the host-only network and keep statistics for it. It was
slow with only 128MB of memory (win98 uses 190MB of virtual memory
just to boot to the desktop). With 384MB, Win98 runs at near native
speeds. I haven't used Win4Lin.


Quoting Shane A Broomhall <shanebroomhall@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Hi All,
> I am slowly working on moving all my business needs from Windows to Linux. I
> have a program called MYOB, Mind Your Own Business, it is an accounting
> program. I want to run it on my Laptop and not have to have a machine running
> Windows just for one program.
> Could someone please give me a quick comparison between Vmware adn Win4Lin so
> far as reliablity for running windows 32 bit apps. I would also be
> interested in what features Vmware offers that make it over twice the price
> here in Australia.
> Thanks in advance for all your help

I don't do Windows and I don't come to work before nine.
-- Johnny Paycheck

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